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Double-sided incremental forming: a review

Peng, Wenxuan; Ou, Hengan; Becker, Adib

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Wenxuan Peng

Associate Professor

Adib Becker


Incremental sheet forming (ISF) or single point incremental forming (SPIF) processes have been developed rapidly in the past three decades. Its high flexibility and easy operability have a significant appeal for industrial applications and substantial progress has been made in fundamental understanding and demonstration of practical implementation. However, there are a number of obstacles including achievable accuracy and instability in material deformation which are considered as a main contributing factor for preventing the ISF process to be widely used in industry. As a variant of the general ISF process, Double-Sided Incremental Forming (DSIF) uses an additional supporting tool in the opposite side of the workpiece, maintains the flexibility and at the same time improves the material deformation stability and reduces material thinning. In recent years, there has been increased research interest in looking into DSIF specific material deformation mechanisms and DISF investigation. This paper aims to provide a technical review of the DSIF process as benchmarked with SPIF. It starts with a brief overview of the current state of the art of both SPIF and DSIF. This is followed by a comparative study between SPIF and DSIF with the key research challenges identified. This leads to a recommendation of key research challenges for DSIF focused research.


Peng, W., Ou, H., & Becker, A. (2019). Double-sided incremental forming: a review. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 141(5),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 17, 2018
Online Publication Date Mar 26, 2019
Publication Date 2019-05
Deposit Date Oct 30, 2018
Publicly Available Date Apr 8, 2019
Journal Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
Print ISSN 1087-1357
Electronic ISSN 1528-8935
Publisher American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 141
Issue 5
Article Number 050802
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