Process-induced residual stresses offer considerable potential for improving the properties of sheet metal components. The targeted introduction and use of residual stresses in thick-walled and thin-walled components is currently being investigated by 25 renowned institutes as part of SPP2013. Applications range from gear manufacturing and the production of torsion bar springs to the stamping of electrical sheets.
At the joint DFG booth, the current findings of the projects were presented to interested visitors. It was impressive for every guest to see the possible part of the ongoing research, ultimately in the huge machines that were demonstrated in the other halls. The goal of each project is always the optimization of process flows, the reduction of error rates, as well as the saving and optimal use of materials used.