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Final Report - TAILORTOOL (Development of new Tool materials with Tailored thermomechanical properties)

Project ID: 228841
Funded under: FP7-NMP


This is the final report of the TAILORTOOL project which received funding under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) within the funding scheme Collaborative Project Small of medium-scale focused research project. The project was conceived to give response to the limited life of the tools used in different manufacturing processes within the automotive industry. The report begins by noting that materials were also specially developed to build functionally graded tools that allow producing components with graded mechanical properties, as an innovative procedure to get high crashworthiness and weight savings.

The first part of the report focused on the activities which lead to the identification of damage mechanisms, evaluation thermomechanical solicitation acting on tools and FE simulations of the process, all of which aimed at gaining full knowledge of the forming process which up to now was not completely possible. The report notes that as a result of the project it will lead to more efficient and energy-efficient cutting techniques. Post cutting of hot stamped components can either be done with laser or by blanking. The report also includes images which illustrate the activities of the project.

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