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Electromagnetic forming of tube and sheet metal for automotive parts (EMF)

Objective

This project intends to develop electromagnetic forming (EMF) for full-scale industrial application both from tube and sheet material. The overall aim is to reduce the weight of the vehicles to support the reduction CO2 emissions. As EMF is most suitable for aluminium this will be the focus in the project. The project will start from the investigation and optimisation of process parameters and the determination of material behaviour during EMF. Through the utilisation of laboratory tools representing specific features of parts input will be provided for the realisation of two industrial demonstrators displaying the advantages of EMF.
Experimental and virtual procedures are considered as well as process parameters and EMF equipment. The link between experimental work and simulation is important for the project in order to develop EMF towards an industrial application, fitting modern production strategies.

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VOLVO CARS BODY COMPONENTS AB
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29380 Olofstroem
Sweden

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Participants (9)

ALCAN TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT AG
Switzerland
Address
Badische Bahnhofstrasse 16
8212 Neuhausen Am Rheinfall

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BEIJING RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGIES
China
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Xueqing Road N° 18
100083 Beijing

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CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
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Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

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DAIMLERCHRYSLER AG
Germany
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Pwt/veo Hpc B512
71059 Sindelfingen

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ENGINEERING SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL SA
France
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Rue Saarinen 20, Silic 270
94578 Rungis

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MORITZ BEERWALD UND ARTHUR HENSELEK GBR
Germany
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Stuttgartstr. 15-17
44143 Dortmund

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PEUGEOT CITROËN AUTOMOBILES S.A.
France
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Etablissement De Belchamp
25420 Voujeaucourt

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UNIVERSIT DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
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Via Mesiano 77
38050 Bieno

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UNIVERSITAET DORTMUND
Germany
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August Schmidt Strasse 4
Dortmund

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