This paper presents the importance of simulation of metal flow in deep drawing process which employs an antilock brake mechanic system. Controlling the force and friction of the blank holder is imperative to assure that the sheet metal is not locked on the blank holder, and hence it flows smoothly into the die. The simulation was developed based on the material displacement, deformation and deep drawing force on flange in the radial direction, that it is controlled by blank holder with antilock brake mechanic system. The force to blank holder was applied periodically and the magnitude of force was kept constant during simulation process. In this study, the mechanical properties of the material were choses such that they equivalent to those of low carbon steel with its thickness of 0.2 mm. The diameter and the depth of the cylindrical cup-shaped product were 40 mm and 10 mm, respectively. The simulation results showed that the application of antilock brake mechanic system improves the ability to control the material flow during the drawing process, although the maximum blank holder force of 13000 N was applied. The optimum condition was found when the drawing process was performed using blank holder force of 3500 N, deep drawing force of 7000 N, friction coefficient of 0.25 and speed of punch stroke of 0.84 mm/sec. This research demonstrated that an antilock brake mechanic system can be implemented effectively to prevent cracking in deep drawing process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Materials, Processing and Manufacturing
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event13th International Conference on Quality in Research, QiR 2013 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 25 Jun 201328 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


Conference13th International Conference on Quality in Research, QiR 2013


  • Antilock brake system
  • Blank holder force
  • Cracking
  • Deep drawing
  • Metal flow


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