In order to increase the efficiency of forming processes and simultaneously create components of new quality, we apply novel processing techniques of hot forming for high-strength materials (high-strength steels, titanium alloys and aluminum alloys). For this preceding innovative approaches for heating treatment play a crucial role. They are required for more efficient process chains and oven-free hot forming with significantly reduced production cycles. Moreover, material properties can be thermally pre-adjusted.
Our in-house developed thermal treatment process, based on contact heating, creates the preconditions for the manufacturing of products with tailored properties: The process allows the adjusting of different material properties on one steel slug, which enables to produce in just one processing step components which are light and tough at the same time.
Verification and testing of the developed solutions take place in our technical center on a full-automatic production line for oven-free hot forming with a 2500 t hydraulic press and a 250kW induction generator.
- Innovative production lines for hot forming based on contact heating
- Novel heat treatment processes
- Innovative approaches to thermally pre-adjust material properties