Robust Design of Springback Compensation Process in U-channel Forming
The most time consuming operation during the tryout of new parts is the compensation of geometric deviations induced by springback. The variation of springback due to the noise factors such as material properties and forming conditions increase the difficulties of the compensation operation. If the forming process includes a drawing operation followed by a restriking operation, a robust design for springback compensation is needed for both operations. In this study, a new 2-stage procedure for robust springback compensation using Taguchi's orthogonal array experiments combined with the Pick-the-Winner rule and the design space reduction method is proposed. The effectiveness of the proposed method is shown with an example of the sidewall curl springback compensation in U-channel forming.