Innovation by forming technology: Motivation for research

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This paper focuses on new forming techniques for the improvement of product quality, the reduction of process chains and the saving of our available resources. The presented and discussed technologies cover extrusion of reinforced profiles, bending of profiles, single point incremental forming of polymers, and tool systems made of polymers coated by hard metal as well as re-manufacturing strategies. Beside the process principles and advantages several results from numerical and experimental investigations will be given in order to show the motivation for fundamental and application oriented research in the field of forming technology.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Material Forming
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Pages (from-to)29-38
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 01.08.2009
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding text: This work was carried out with the financial support of the Transregional Collaborative Research Centers SFB/TR 30 and SFB/TR 10 as well as by the Collaborative Research Center SFB 708 funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

    Research areas

  • Engineering - Forming Technology , Innovative Processes