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Sensor equipped tool

Objective/Potential applications
The result is a sensor-equipped tool with special inlays for the drawing of high strength steel.
Application in automotive, aircraft and consumers articles industry.

Manufacturer of metal sheet parts of above mentioned industries.

Main Innovations
The system shows clear advantageous compared with a conventional process when drawing stainless steel and high strength steel on the drawing of an oil pan. In the special case this resulted in: material reduction: the material thickness in oil pan production could reduced by 30%; productivity: the drawing deep could be increased by 25%, so deep drawing steps could be saved; product quality: the part strength was increased by increasing the strength of the weakest edge by 4,5%.

Analysis of market
Neff planned to sale 6PBH systems per year. Estimating that for 2-3 applications are running per system 12-18 tools per year could be requested.

Potential barriers
When reaching the project targets no barriers should limit the exploitation.

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