Project Title: Metal forming using local pressure
Converting flat aluminium alloy and mild steel sheet metal into structures exhibiting a (hemispherical) compound curve is traditionally performed by what Americans refer to the ‘English Wheel’, and what everyone else refers to as a ‘wheeling machine’. These passive machines are inherently a mature technology.
This project relates to the design of a light-weight and portable passive machine that is adaptable and capable of working in awkward locations.
Mechanical CAD software. Machining facility. Welding facility