Magnetic Pulse Welding: Targeted Manipulation of Weld Seam Formation

Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Project: TE 508/39-3 (SPP 1640 • Teilprojekt A1)
Contact: Dipl.-Wirt.-Ing. Jörn Lueg-Althoff

Within the scope of the project cooperation with the Institute of Manufacturing Science and Engineering at Technische Universität Dresden, different pulse generators and tool coils are used for magnetic pulse welding (MPW) of aluminum tubes and steel cylinders

Forming of Additively Manufactured Sandwich Sheet Composites with Optimized Core Structures

Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Project: TE 508/50-1
Contact: Stephan Rosenthal M. Sc.

In cooperation with the Institute of Product Engineering of the University of Duisburg-Essen sandwich sheets with optimized core structures for the use in forming technologies are developed and additively manufactured.

Forming by Locally Varying Vaporizing Actuators

Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Project: TE 508/69-1
Contact: Marlon Hahn M.Sc.

A thin metal foil can be vaporized by an intense current generated through a rapid capacitor bank discharge (called vaporizing actuator).

Forming Technologies for Metallic and Hybrid Lightweight Structures for the Use in Electromobility

Funding: BMBF/PTKA, Promotion Platform FOREL 2
Project: 02P16Z011
Contact: Marlon Hahn M. Sc.

In this coordination project in collaboration with TU Dresden (TUD), TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Paderborn University, and the Technical University of Munich, topics dealing with future mobility with regard to the manufacturing of lightweight components and recycling of materials are covered.

Improvement of Product Properties by Selective Induction of Residual Stresses in Incremental Sheet Metal Forming

Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Project: TE 508/67-1 (SPP 2013)
Contact: Fabian Maaß M. Sc.

Within the scope of the project cooperation with the Institute for Materials Science and Technology (Metallic Materials) of TU Berlin the relationship between the forming mechanisms shearing, bending, normal loading, and hydrostatic compression in Single Point Incremental Forming (SPIF) and the resulting residual stress state is analyzed.

Prototyping of Metallic Bipolar Plates by Means of Incremental Micro-Forming

Funding: AiF/FOSTA
Project: 14 EWN/P1247
Contact: Dr.-Ing. Peter Sieczkarek

Fuel cells offer a great potential for electromobility. So far, the production of the functional patterns of bipolar plates is performed by deep drawing or hydroforming in the development stage.

Joining by Die-Less Hydroforming with Outer Pressurization

Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Project: TE 508/66-1
Contact: Florian Weber M. Sc.

The aim of this knowledge transfer project is to extend the process limits of joining by inner pressurization by reversing the forming direction (outer pressurization).

Optimized Working Coil Windings for Electromagnetic Forming Employing Additive Manufacturing Techniques

Funding German Research Foundation (DFG)
Project TE 508/51-2
Contact Siddhant Prakash Goyal M. Sc.

In the second funding period of this project, which is carried out together with the Institute of Machine Tools and Factory Management of TU Berlin, research focuses on the further development of scan-strategies and tools for the process design for electromagnetic forming.

Fundamental Research and Process Development for the Manufacturing of Load-Optimized Parts by Incremental Forming of Metal Sheets – Sheet-Bulk Metal Forming (SBMF))

Funding German Research Foundation (DFG)
Project SFB/TR 73 • Subproject A4
Contact Sebastian Wernicke M. Sc.

Within the subproject A4 of the Transregio 73 the main objective is the manufacturing of geometrically complex components from sheet metals with integrated functional elements by forming operations.