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Technical papers


The paper presents a brief summary of three different R&D projects carried out in collaboration between ESI Group and a number of academic and industrial partners. All projects are directly related to producing...

Sheet Metal Forming

In a press hardening process, significant efforts are necessary to model material behavior and combinations of material in one part, patch work, and die spotting. In this paper, a focus will be put on accurate...

Sheet Metal Forming

Regulations in safety and fuel efficiency are putting more and more pressure on the Automotive Industry to move towards lightweight solutions. Consequently, innovative research and a 3G engineering approach (gage,...

Sheet Metal Forming, Material Cost Estimation, Die Face Design, Press Hardening, Welding Assembly, Lightweight, Virtual Prototyping
Sheet Metal Forming, Virtual Performance and 1 more

Hot stamped components have been widely used in the automotive industry in the last decade where ultra high strength is required. These parts, however, may not provide sufficient toughness to absorb crash energy....

Hot Stamping, 22MnB5 Steel, Tailored Properties, Hardness Estimation, Distortion Analysis, Cooling Channel Analysis
Sheet Metal Forming

Tailored hot and cold formed solutions are one key to the lightweight construction challenges of the future. Only tailored solutions allow the combination of soft and hard zones for the best possible crash...

Hot forming, Tailored parts, Virtual prototyping
Sheet Metal Forming

The method of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) is used for the numerical simulation of compaction of iron powder. The character of SPH allows for accurately tracking relevant material properties within a...

Metal forming, Iron powder, Compaction, Sintering, Numerical simulation, Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics
Sheet Metal Forming, Virtual Performance