Design and finite element analysis of innovative tooling elements (stress pins) to prolong die life and improve dimensional tolerances in precision forming processes

Muammer Koç, Mehmet A. Arslan

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The use of stress pins as an innovative pre-stressing element was discussed. The results of a design methodology investigation through combined finite element analysis and design of experiment studies for large and non-axisymmetric precision forming tooling were presented. Smart pre-stressing elements were implemented to overcome very fundamental and practical problem of prolonging the die life, preventing die failures and improving dimensional part tolerances by applying local and controlled pre-stressing effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-785
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Dimensional tolerance
  • FEA
  • Stress pins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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