The reduction of the weight of a vehicle in order to cut the fuel consumption and diminish the environmental impact is of great importance. However, in the body structure of a vehicle the safety of the occupants is also an important factor. The use of high-strength materials in the vehicle structure and the optimization of the design helps to reach ideal crash properties.
In order to meet the lightweight construction requirements, we rely on various processes, in our production and tools. Optimized processes, high flexibility and solution orientation as well as short deadlines in production are top priorities.
In particular, we have specialized in the development and production of stamping and forming tools in multiple design for complex forming geometries made of high-strength and ultra-high-strength steels, tailored blanks or materials such as aluminum and carbon.
|Hot Forming Tools|
|Tailor Tempering Tools (SoftZone 2.0)|
|Tools for In-Die-Cutting|
|Intelligent, sensor-controlled tools (SmartTools)|
We offer a well-engineered range of tools with fully automated gripper and robot handling. Our forming experts accompany the processes of vehicle conceptualization and component development from the beginning.
With experience, expertise, simulation analysis and the full usage of all possibilities offered by our CAD-systems, we assess the feasibility and most economic forms of production of a part.
We consider an efficient cooling system, optimal material utilization, the best materials and individual optimization of the hot forming process as key elements of our production and service.
The sensor-based digital control in our SmartTools delivers a detailed production analysis and enables a 100% control of the part and material quality. Furthermore, it provides prognoses on tool maintenance and shows optimization potentials.