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Sheet hydroforming for the automotive industry

Objective

This project intends to develop sheet hydro forming for full-scale industrial application. The overall aim is to reduce the weight of the vehicles to support the reduction of CO2 emissions. The overall process development and optimisation is planned, starting from the choice of material, the preparation of sheets, process design and ends with the manufacture of two demonstrators, displaying the advantages of sheet hydro formed parts. Experimental and virtual procedures are considered as well as the process parameters and control systems. The link between experimental work and simulation is a key issue for the project in order to develop sheet hydro forming towards an industrial application, that fits into modern design and manufacture strategies. The project intends to promote the use of steel and aluminium by extending their forming limits using hydro forming process.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

VOLVO CAR COMPONENTS CORPORATION
Address

293 80 Olofstroem
Sweden

Participants (9)

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
Germany
Address
Sindelfingen Plant, Calwer Strasse, Hpc B514
71059 Sindelfingen
GIE PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN
France
Address
45,Rue J.p. Timbaud 45 Centre De Production De Poiss
78307 Poissy
HOOGOVENS CORPORATE SERVICES BV
Netherlands
Address
Wenkebachstraat 1
1951 JZ Velsen Noord
SAAB AUTOMOBILE AB
Sweden
Address

461 80 Trollhaettan
SOLLAC SA
France
Address
Route De Saint Leu 1
60761 Montataire
THYSSENKRUPP STAHL A.G.
Germany
Address
Kaiser Wilhem Srasse 100
47166 Duisburg
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Holzgartenstrasse 17
70049 Stuttgart
UNIVERSITY OF ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG
Germany
Address
11,Egerlandstraße 11
91058 Erlangen