Browse Publications Technical Papers 2002-01-2026

Production of Autobody Components with Hydromechanical Sheet Forming (AHU®) 2002-01-2026

The lightweight construction strategies that are demanded by the automobile industry are being employed more and more. These strategies lead to the increasing importance of the forming method and types of materials used. Especially forming technologies based on liquid media have the potential to meet these demands. These forming technologies make it possible to produce parts that have both, more complex geometries and optimized characteristics.
This forming technology constitutes an intelligent process management including the significant materials parameters and behavior, the simulation and some new developments especially for the optimization of the quality and the cycle time.
Hydromechanical sheet forming (AHU®) is an alternative production (forming) process, with very interesting results and developments for the manufacture of specific automobile components.


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