Digital data processing is widely used in industrial manufacturing. Planning, design, control and regulation of forming processes also become more and more digital.
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Energy technology is an important research area in terms of sustainability. Products manufactured by forming technology also play a decisive role in this.
Flexible forming processes allow for the adaptation and modification of the product geometry with little effort. They enable the economical production of prototypes and… Photo: Thilo Vogel
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The surfaces of tools, semi-finished products and final goods play an essential role in fulfilling technical functions.
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Examples for tailored preforms are sheets with weight-optimized thickness distribution, near net shape forming, semi-finished products made of a combination of different metals as well as…
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The development of new materials and processes may also require the use and further development of innovative testing technologies.
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Coupling of process conditions and material properties across several length scales enables simulative research and optimization of process chains.
The joining of different materials, in order to achieve tailored product properties, requires profound process and material knowledge.
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