Authors: Chief Editor: Kiyomasa Yoshida, Translator: John Bukachek
Publisher: The Thin Sheet Steel Forming Technology Study Association
Ordering Address: National Center for ManuFacturing Sciences, 3025 BoardwalkAnn Arbor MI 48108 USA

This handbook presents a compilation of the technologies and advancements that have been developed over the past 30 years in press forming technology. The study includes the identification of a technology for the future development of press forming technology. It also examines the development of press forming technology as a joint effort in the two technological fields of processing technology and materials manufacturing technology, and as a joint effort that spans two industries, namely the automotive industry, and the steel industry.

Chapter 1: The Concept of Evaluation of Ease or Difficulty of Forming
Chapter 2: The Limits of Break-type Forming and the Evaluation of Ease or Difficulty of Forming
Chapter 3: Defects in Surface Precision and The Evaluation of Ease or Difficulty of Forming
Chapter 4: Dimensional Precision Required and the Evaluation of Ease or Difficulty of Forming
Chapter 5: Surface Damage during Press Forming
Chapter 6: Tensile Rigidity and Dent Characteristics of Automobile Parts
Chapter 7: Essential Technologies in Press Forming of Automobile Parts
Chapter 8: Formability of This Steel Sheets and Formability Testing Methods
Chapter 9: Steel Sheets for Automobiles