A Review on Sheet Metal Rubber-Pad Forming
In this study is presented a systematic analysis of already published works on the field on sheet metal rubber-pad forming. This analysis consists on a comparative approach about different methods used in metal forming processes. During last year’s different technologies were developed and studied. New approaches and research directions were identified. Using new materials for punches and dies the metal forming processes become more and more competitive from cost point of view and also they are in trend with aerospace and automotive industries which use the knowledge to improve their products and their cost reduction/saving strategies. This overview of the actual status of the researches developed in sheet metal rubber-pad forming provide a basis for future work and futures development projects.