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Collaborations with influential customers dealing with a widespread variety of aluminum alloys and processes have given us a good understanding of the involved challenges which we want to share in this blog post. We frequently experience an uncertainty in the forming community understanding the capabilities of forming simulation software with respect to aluminum alloys.Read More
New production facilities are being continually developed and built. Process efficiency improvement and the reduction of investment costs are therefore extremely important. A vital role within this context is played by the heating technology presently in place.
The institute of Tools and Forming, Austria, introduced a new heating concept based on induction heating, with this heating device, Aluminium-Silicon coated sheets can be heated within 100 sec.The following paper describes the development of a close to-production induction heating device.
The next paper describes a commonplace research project and is written in German. In einem gemeinsamen Forschungsprojekt des Instituts für Werkzeugtechnik und spanlose Produktion (T&F) der TU Graz mit der ThyssenKrupp Steel AG wurden verschiedene, alternative Technologien für die Erwärmung der Stahlplatinen untersucht. In diesem Beitrag werden die verschiedenen Verfahren einander gegenübergestellt.
This paper gives an overview on the most recent developments in the field of hot Stamping, from the beginning of the heating process to tool technologies. Special attention is paid to alternative sheet materials which lead to specialized part properties, giving hot stamping new fields of application in the car body.
An intelligent press hardening line has been put into operation at the Fraunhofer Institute for Tools and Forming Technology IWU. With this specialized process chain, developed at the Institute, the controlled press hardening process within the meaning of Industry 4.0 is for the first time a reality based near-production component. The heart of the system is the networking process control over the entire process chain; this process control not only shortens the cycle times. By combining conditioning monitoring of the process parameters and comparing the data with previously defined specifications within the new developed software, it is possible to respond to process variations within a shorter time period and as a result avoid waste material. In addition to this new process chain, the Fraunhofer researchers are currently testing an innovative heating principle for PHS as well as more energy-efficient alternatives to the traditional trimming methods.