Hot Forming Fundamentals

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Hot forming sheet metal components is becoming common and expected with today's Advanced High-Strength Steels (AHSS). AHSS is the fastest growing set of steel grades in automotive applications. AHSS offers enhanced formability at higher strength. Cold forming AHSS can lead to severe and unpredictable springback. Hot forming relieves residual stresses in the formed workpiece which solves the springback problem. The quenching operation leads to a martensitic microstructure possessing ultra-high strength.

Hot forming involves heating the workpiece in a furnace, transferring it to the press, forming the component and quenching it while still in the press. The process allows for the forming of complex components in a single process, eliminating springback, and creates a product with strengths that can exceed 2 GPa or 300,000psi.

What You Will Learn: 

You will learn the materials, processes, and benefits of hot forming ultra high-strength steel (UHSS) parts for automotive applications. We discuss how hot forming of UHSS provides dimensional control while achieving weight reduction and satisfying safety requirements.

You will also be introduced to the considerations of changing from conventional cold-forming to hot-forming and optimizing processes and equipment for forming steel at 900 degrees C. Topics will include:

  • Metallurgy
  • Hot Forming Process
  • Furnace Equipment
  • Press Equipment
  • Tool and Die
  • Automation
  • Process Control
  • Applications
  • Challenges