Economical and Ecological Benefits of Process-Integrated Surface Structuring


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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 [1]. 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.



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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

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July 2007




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