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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 301271, 13 pages
Research Article

An Alternate Method to Springback Compensation for Sheet Metal Forming

1Department of Engineering Mechanics, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, 86400 Johor, Malaysia
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta, Pabelan, Kartasura 57162, Indonesia
3Department of Materials Engineering and Design, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, 86400 Johor, Malaysia
4Faculty of Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, 43400 Selangor, Malaysia

Received 20 February 2014; Revised 6 May 2014; Accepted 18 May 2014; Published 11 June 2014

Academic Editor: Hailiang Yu

Copyright © 2014 Waluyo Adi Siswanto et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The aim of this work is to improve the accuracy of cold stamping product by accommodating springback. This is a numerical approach to improve the accuracy of springback analysis and die compensation process combining the displacement adjustment (DA) method and the spring forward (SF) algorithm. This alternate hybrid method (HM) is conducted by firstly employing DA method followed by the SF method instead of either DA or SF method individually. The springback shape and the target part are used to optimize the die surfaces compensating springback. The hybrid method (HM) algorithm has been coded in Fortran and tested in two- and three-dimensional models. By implementing the HM, the springback error can be decreased and the dimensional deviation falls in the predefined tolerance range.