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Prestudy - Presshardening with rapid heating

Reference number
Coordinator Swerea IVF AB - Swerea IVF Göteborg
Funding from Vinnova SEK 200 000
Project duration January 2014 - May 2014
Status Completed
Venture Electronics, software and communication - FFI
End-of-project report 2013-04723eng.pdf (pdf, 578 kB)

Purpose and goal

This pre-study study has been conducted to verify and evaluate the technical feasibility of a hypothetical concept to heat coated boron steel using an alternative rapid heating technology followed by simultaneous forming and cooling. The purpose was to create a basis for a possible future main project in which the technology would be further developed.

Results and expected effects

The pre-study has primarily generated results regarding opportunities and challenges related to the process technology as well as existing patents and patent applications. An application for funding of a main research project has been submitted

Approach and implementation

The project was divided into three work packages with research content and a fourth work package containing project management as follows. 1.Definition of requirements for steel sheet details regarding mechanical properties and quality of the coating. 2.Investigation of the commercial space. 3.Investigation of the sheet material and how its coating is affected at different heating rates. 4.Continuous project management and reporting.

The project description has been provided by the project members themselves and the text has not been looked at by our editors.

Last updated 20 December 2019

Reference number 2013-04723

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