Computer Applications in Near Net-Shape Operations

  • A. Y. C. Nee
  • S. K. Ong
  • Y. G. Wang

Part of the Advanced Manufacturing book series (ADVMANUF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. S. K. Ong, A. Y. C. Nee
    Pages 1-6
  3. Z. G. Li, N. F. Choong, K. H. See Toh, H. T. Loh, A. Y. C. Nee
    Pages 7-94
  4. D. Q. Li, X. G. Ye
    Pages 145-186
  5. J. C. Xia, S. J. Li, Y. X. Ding
    Pages 187-250
  6. Y. G. Wang, Q. Z. Yang
    Pages 251-264
  7. Y. F. Zhang, J. Y. H. Fuh, K. S. Lee, A. Y. C. Nee
    Pages 265-284
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 315-321

About this book


Having edited "Journal of Materials Processing Technology" (previously entitled "Journal of Mechanical Working Technology") for close on 25 years, I have seen the many dramatic changes that have occurred in the materials processing field. Long gone are the days when the only "materials processing" carried out was virtually the forming of conventional metals and alloys, and when the development of a new product or process in a great number of cases called for several months of repetitive trial-and-error,' with many (mostly intuition- or experience-based) expensive and time-consuming modifications being made to the dies, until success was achieved. Even when a 'successful' product was formed, its mechanical properties, in terms of springback and dimensional accuracy, thickness variations, residual stresses, surface finish, etc. , remained to be determined. Bulk-forming operations usually required expensive machining to be carried out on the product to impart the required dimensional accuracy and surface fmish. Over the years, the experience-based craft of metal forming has given way to the science of materials processing. With the use of the computer, forming operations can be simulated with accuracy, to determine the best forming route and the associated forming loads and die stresses, and to predict the mechanical properties of the formed product, even down to its surface texture.


Industrie computer computer-aided design (CAD) computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) design development finite element method machine machines materials metal optimization programming simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Y. C. Nee
    • 1
  • S. K. Ong
    • 1
  • Y. G. Wang
    • 2
  1. 1.Mechanical & Production Engineering DepartmentNational University of SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Huazhong University of Science & TechnologyHubeiPR China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-1159-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0547-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-0155
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