As part of the development and optimization of cold bulk metal forming and precision forming processes, process chains are being investigated that could be used to produce vehicle components in a more resource-efficient manner. The specific use of incremental forming processes such as spin extrusion, rotary swaging, axial forming and gear rolling, can reduce the component weight and save material. These processes and the savings potentials are demonstrated using the reference process chain for a gear shaft.
Fields of activity
- Development and optimization of innovative, resource-efficient forming processes
- Substitution of machining processing with forming processes
- Development and optimization of new hollow-shaft concepts
- Development of lightweight construction concepts