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Forming of Magnesium Alloys. Neue Entwicklungen im Bereich der Blech- und Massivumformung von Magnesiumwerkstoffen: Presentation held at Freiberger Forschungsforum, Nachhaltige Energienutzung, 13. bis 15. Juni 2012, Freiberg

By Hans Bräunlich and Sören Scheffler


When it comes to bodywork construction in the automotive industry the constant striving to reduce weight continues to occupy a front-line position. Over the last few years the use of thin steel sheets has become further established, in particular as a consequence of the consistent development of new qualities of steel, Trends in lightweight construction, such as, for example, the use of tailored blanks, play a central role. Thin aluminium sheets are increasingly being used as lightweight metal for bodywork fabrication, both in the structure as a whole or in combination with steel. On multi-material design bodywork of this nature, the preferred manufacturing material for the moving add-on parts (doors, engine cowls, rear doors) is aluminium to enable easier handling of the moving parts when the vehicle is in use as well as in the interests of achieving a reduction in weight

Topics: Magnesium, deep drawing, stretching, hydroforming, bulk forming
Year: 2012
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