Materials Science Forum, Vol.475-479, 3025-3028, 2005
Superplastic forming of aluminum alloy car body panels
An experimental study on superplastic forming of a front fender of 5182 aluminum alloy is presented in this paper. Based on the shape characters of the front fender and the material experimental results, dies, heater and temperature controller for superplastic forming of the fender are designed and manufactured. The SPF results show the designed processing and dies are reasonable and feasible.