The group has the main focus on costumer support, e.g. delivering information about how to optimize a certain process, based on geometry of application and steel grade aim to be used. Usually, FE-simulations of the forming process are performed, if information such as 3D-drawings is available from costumer side. Beside this also practical forming test can be made in our in-house laboratory.
When coming to the point when choosing tooling material, in combination with our Advance High strength Steel grades, this team has also a big experience within this field also cooperating with a big well known tool steel company. Internally, the group is also working with different standard formability tests, delivering data available for our costumers via our home page. Regarding tooling steel selection, a guideline has recently been launched, also available on this web site.
About the state of the art within the area of forming Advanced High Strength Steel, the Forming Technology group is continuously participating different types of research programs going on worldwide.