Off-line testing of new tribo-systems for sheet metal forming production is an important issue, when new, environmentally benign lubricants are to be introduced. To obtain useful results it is, however, vital to ensure similar conditions as in the production process regarding the main tribo-parameters, which are tool/workpiece normal pressure, sliding length, sliding speed and interface contact temperature. The paper describes a generic methodology for such tests exemplified on an industrial, multistage deep drawing example, where deep drawing is followed by two successive re-drawing operations leading to very high tool/workpiece interface pressure and temperature in the second re-draw. Under such conditions only the best lubricant systems work satisfactory, and the paper shows how the performance of different tribo-systems in production may be predicted by off-line testing combined with numerical modelling in order to ensure proper test conditions.
Advanced Materials Research, 2014, Vol 966-967, p. 3-20
Sheet Metal Forming; Off-Line Testing of Tribo-Systems; Modelling of Tribo-Parameters
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6th International Conference on Tribology in Manufacturing Processes & Joining by Plastic Deformation, 2014