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Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials


Sheet Metal Formability Tester

Erichsen Formability Tester

The Erichsen Formability Tester is used to investigate the formability of advanced sheet materials by forming on a laboratory scale. Several tool sets are available to allow for the variation of forming conditions and by using a strain analysis system the degree of deformation can be determined.


Erichsen - Germany


  • Motor power: 11.5kW
  • Pump delivery: 15.3 dm3/min (low) 31 dm3/min (high)
  • Blanking force: 665kN
  • Sheet holding force: 250kN
  • Drawing force: 600kN
  • Drawing force accuracy: 1%
  • Drawing punch stroke: 150mm
  • Drawing speed: 750mm/min (max)
  • Punch stroke resolution: 0.1mm

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27th February 2015