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Forming-tool design innovation and intelligent tool-structure/system concepts

Qin, Yi (2006) Forming-tool design innovation and intelligent tool-structure/system concepts. International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 46 (11). pp. 1253-1260. ISSN 0890-6955

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Abstract

During the last two-decades significant efforts have been made to develop new forming-tools. Innovation in tool-structure designs has been a driving force to the development. Based on a review on tool-designs reported recently, innovative tool-structures/systems are classified, strategies and approaches for tool-design innovation are discussed, which is followed by introducing a new forming-tool concept. Finally, some issues on further development are outlined.