Prestudy - Presshardening with rapid heating
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.