Economical and Ecological Benefits of Process-Integrated Surface Structuring
Properties and functional behavior of modern products are strongly influenced by their surface characteristics - like their appearance and haptics as well as their optical, tribological and fluidic performance . In present production processes these functional features are mostly generated by surface treatment processes (e. g. grinding, etching, coating). In contrast to these costintensive and complex off-line sequences rolling provides an opportunity to apply functional structures on sheet metal products using non-pollutive synergy-potentials of the process.
F. Micari, M. Geiger, J. Duflou, B. Shirvani, R. Clarke, R. Di Lorenzo and L. Fratini
M. Thome and G. Hirt, "Economical and Ecological Benefits of Process-Integrated Surface Structuring", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 344, pp. 939-946, 2007