Paper Title:

Overview of Quick Plastic Forming Technology

Periodical Materials Science Forum (Volumes 551 - 552)
Main Theme Superplasticity in Advanced Materials - ICSAM 2006
Edited by K.F. Zhang
Pages 3-12
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Paul E. Krajewski et al., 2007, Materials Science Forum, 551-552, 3
Online since July 2007
Authors Paul E. Krajewski, James G. Schroth
Keywords AA5083 Aluminum Alloy, Aluminum (Al), Hot Blow Forming, Magnesium, QPF, Quick Plastic, Super Plastic Forming (SPF), Superplastic
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General Motors has developed Quick Plastic Forming (QPF) as a hot blow forming process capable of producing aluminum closure panels at high volumes. This technology has been successfully implemented for automotive liftgates and decklids with complex shapes. This talk will review key elements of the QPF process, describe some of the technical achievements realized in this process, and identify areas for future research in process, material, and lubricant development.