Prediction of die conditions in press hardening
|Coordinator||Luleå tekniska universitet - Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 4 098 000|
|Project duration||October 2014 - December 2017|
|Venture||FFI - Sustainable production|
Purpose and goal
To develop methods and models for prediction of die conditions in press hardening.
Expected results and effects
A simulation model for prediction of wear and geometry changes of the press hardening tool have been developed. Two methods for monitoring product geometry and die conditions have been evaluated. Tool enhancements/coatings have been investigated.
Planned approach and implementation
The project consortium has included Volvo Cars and Gestamp HardTech as industrial partners and divisions of Solid Mechanics and Machine Elements at Luleå University of Technology and Swerea IVF as academic partners. The project has included one Ph.D. student at Luleå University of Technology.