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Comparison of Material Behavior and Economic Effects of Cold and High Temperature Forming Technologies Applied to High-Strength Steels

Periodical Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 6 - 8)
Main Theme Sheet Metal 2005
Edited by M. Geiger, J. Duflou, H.J.J. Kals, B. Shirvani and U.P. Singh
Pages 101-108
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Reimund Neugebauer et al., 2005, Advanced Materials Research, 6-8, 101
Online since May 2005
Authors Reimund Neugebauer, Angela Göschel, Andreas Sterzing, Petr Kurka, Michael Seifert
Keywords Forming at Elevated Temperatures, High Strength Steel (HSS), Material Behaviour
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The focus of forming high-strength steel at elevated temperature is to improve its forming properties like elongation and to reduce the power requirements during the forming process in opposite to cold forming. Because of the undefined and large spring-back effects parts made by cold forming are not able to achieve the demanded dimensional accuracy, which is necessary for laser welding operations in car body assembly. The reduction of the spring-back behavior is another advantage of the temperature controlled forming technology. On the other side the forming at elevated temperatures requires increased costs for forming tools and tempering equipment. For a fundamental evaluation of this technology, expenditures for the complete process chain have to be considered.