The research is conducted in close collaboration with both academia and industry. Since 2010, the Centre has worked on a significant number of national and international, small and medium-sized projects, developing an extensive database of contacts throughout the metal forming community and a considerable experience in disseminating knowledge through organising seminars, workshops and training courses.
To support research, a range of facilities are available at the Centre, including metal forming machinery, equipment for forming-related measurement, material and microstructure characterisation as well as software and hardware for numerical analysis.
Mechanical Engineering Facilities
Materials Synthesis or Testing Facilities
Process innovation design and optimization, metal forming technology, production of prototype tools, pre-production.
Development of simulation tools and numerical process simulation, metal forming theory
Material characterization, numerical process simulation, process innovation/design and optimization, production of prototype tools, pre-production.
Hydraulic press, 400 tons, SCHULER, double action