Control and Execution of Incremental Forming Using a Stewart Platform

  • João N. D. Torrão
  • Jorge A. F. Ferreira
  • Ricardo J. Alves de Sousa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 321)


The SPIF-A project consists on developing an entirely new and innovative machine for incremental sheet metal forming. It is mostly a team effort aiming to prove the concept, and covers various subjects from structural analysis to automation and control but also, kinematics, among others. This work focuses on machine development, namely on defining the platform’s kinematics and devising its first position control system, as well as implementing a force measuring system.

The referred system is a fuzzy logic controller implemented via software on a real time target machine, that receives movement instructions from an operator station which interprets G-code.


Stewart Platform Kinematics Fuzzy Logic Controller Incremental Forming Industrial Robotics Force Measurement System Machine Development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João N. D. Torrão
    • 1
  • Jorge A. F. Ferreira
    • 1
  • Ricardo J. Alves de Sousa
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade de AveiroAveiroPortugal

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