The design, development and structural analysis of forming tool for a side panel of an automobile is carried out in this endeavor. The design protocol is on conventional lines, based on tried and tested norms developed through expertise and experience reported in literature and design chapters. Solid works 2003, Auto CAD R2004 software has been used for modeling and detailing. Finite Element Analysis package Ansys5.4 has been used to determine the stresses that are induced in the Forming tool. This paper gives a brief overview of fabrication of tool, tool cost estimation and finally an insight into the stresses induced in the forming tool.
K. Annigeri Ulhas, Y. P. Deepthi, and Raghavendra, R. Kiran, “Design, Development & Analysis of Forming Tool for side panel of an Automobile”, International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering, vol. 2, no. 6, 2014.