Accession Number : AD0286812

Title :   EFFECTS OF ANDROFORMING ON MATERIAL PROPERTIES

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/FORT WORTH TEX

Personal Author(s) : LANTZ,C.

Report Date : 18 SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This investigation encompasses the statistical deviation of the Model J Androform mac ine's forming parameters, the correlation of machine settings to produce specific contours, and the effects of Androforming on material properties. Current work performed in developing contoured Stage I forming elements is covered. These elements were required to increase the forming capabilities of the machine. Cast Kirksite was found most suitable under wear and endurance characteristics. A set of 800 in. radius Stage I elements was made from Kirksite for forming .040 gage Al sheets in widths to 72 in. Maximum compound contours were formed from 36-, 48-, and 72-in. width material by using the temporary Stage I element with existing Stage II and Stage III forming elements. The forming limits thus established, were considerably greater than those obtained with straight Stage I elements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MACHINES, *METAL FORMING PRESSES, *METAL PLATES, *SHEETS, ALLOYS, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, COPPER ALLOYS, DEFORMATION, LAMINATES, MATERIALS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, OPERATION, PROCESSING, STEEL, TITANIUM ALLOYS, ZINC ALLOYS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE