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Cost efficient and ecological sustainable light weight sheet metal forming by employing an intelligent pulsating blankholder technology

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

WALTER NEFF GMBH MASCHINENBAU
Address
In Den Kuhwiesen 4
76149 Karlsruhe
Germany

Participants (7)

FLEX-O-THERM B.V.
Netherlands
Address
36,Zelhemseweg 36
7255 PT Hengelo Gld
INSTITUT FUER ENERGIE UND UMWELTFORSCHUNG HEIDELBERG GMBH
Germany
Address
Wilckensstrasse 3
Heidelberg
METAL FORMING INSTITUTE
Poland
Address
Jana Pawla Ii, 14
61 139 Poznan
METALLURGICA ASSEMBLAGGI CARPENTERIE SPA
Italy
Address
Via Vercelli 1
10044 Pianezza
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO*
Netherlands
Address
6,Bevesierweg, Harssens (Mml)
1780 AM Den Helder
OFFICINE METALLURGICHE G. CORNAGLIA
Italy
Address
Strada Mirafiori 31
10092 Beinasco
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
United Kingdom
Address
Sackville Street
Manchester