In contemporary industrial production the ecological aspects have increasingly important role in selection of sheet metal forming process. To produce sheet metal parts with minimal environmental burdening the shortening of forming processes including the procedures for production of appurtenant forming tools as well as decrease use of lubricant is prerequisite. In general, majority of the sheet metal forming processes demand use of lubricants with oils involving additives, which are hazardous for several reasons. Therefore, the paper is focused towards the analysis of different manners of lubrication (dry contact, liquid lubricant and hard coatings) and to investigate tribological properties during a single point incremental forming (SPIF) technology, which is nowadays very attractive and manly used for small and medium batch production. The first phase of the evaluation was performed on a model test rig by simulating single point incremental forming process, where the coefficient of friction was recorded and compared as a function of lubrication method used. In addition, the paper presents the forming tool temperature measurements for three different manners of lubrication, arising from friction during the single point incremental formingof the pyramid-shaped part.