Microforming is a technology of very small metal elements production, which are required as a parts for many industrial products resulting from microtechnology. This chapter gives a review of the state-of-the-art microforming of metals and its numerical simulations. Phenomena occurring in the miniaturization of microbulk-forming technologies are described. The main problems in microforming are size effects, which have physical and structural sources and directly affect the material flow mechanics in microscale. Size effects must be taken into account in all areas of the forming process chain, demanding new solutions, especially in workpiece structure and die surface numerical modeling.
Part of the book: Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences