INNOFORMIN implements an innovative sheet forming center, which will integrate incremental and stretched deformation systems, with the aim of creating a hybrid technology that combines the technologies of Incremental Sheet Forming (ISF) and Stretch Forming (SF).

The combination of Incremental Sheet Forming (ISF) technology, which allows the processing of metal sheets by cold deformation, with the aim of manufacturing pieces with a low initial investment, and Stretch Forming (SF), a process applied to the production of prototypes of single pieces or short series that uses the same tooling as the ISF processes, allows to increase the productive capacity and also obtain pieces with a greater level of detail.

During the project, pre-process predictive tools will also be developed to optimize the manufacturing time of the pieces and also to be able to choose the best processing operation for each type of geometry and material.

The project has a consortium formed by the company Mecánica Comercial Meco, the project’s leader, and Eurecat’s Advanced Manufacturing Systems Unit and Product Development Unit.


General details


Innoformin – Implementation of an innovative sheet metal forming center with incremental and stretched deformation integration.

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Programme and call for tender

Project financed by the MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND UNIVERSITIES and by the European Union, within the framework of the call Retos-Collaboration of the State Program of Research, Development and Innovation Oriented to the Challenges of Society, within the State Research Plan Scientific and Technical and Innovation 2013-2016, with the main objective of promoting technological development, innovation and quality research.