The project is centred around the development of a novel, fully process controlled, pulsating blank holder technology which will enable the formation process for thin high-tensile steel or aluminium alloy blanks, which results in a substantial weight reduction in automotive and other light weight products and thus leads to a significant reduction of raw material, energy consumption and resulting emissions in the whole production cycle. Furthermore, a reduction of required ram power, savings by using more inexpensive sheet metal with unchanged geometry of the draw parts, drawing of pre-painted blanks without loosing the shining of the formed blanks, increasing of the drawing ratio, savings by reducing or cancelling of lubricants is leading to enormous cost savings in this process und thus improving the competitiveness of relevant European industries.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
7255 PT Hengelo Gld
61 139 Poznan
1780 AM Den Helder