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  3rd International Conference on Hydroforming - Fellbach - Germany
Posted by: Hydro_Publishing on Tuesday, September 02, 2003 - 09:43 PM
News October 28 and 29 , 2003 at Fellbach near Stuttgart / Germany.

Program below.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. K. Siegert,
Institute for Metal Forming Technology (IFU), University of Stuttgart

Welcome and Introduction

Dr. rer. pol. J. Heizmann
Audi AG, Ingolstadt Hydroforming Technology

Status and Outlook
• Trends in Car Manufacturing and their Effect on Forming Technologies
• Application of Hydroforming
• Application of Hydroforming at AUDI
• Tasks for the Future

F. Horton
Vehma International of America, Inc., Troy (MI), USA

Hydroforming Application Trends of Automotive Structures

S. H. Park, S. S. Han
POSCO, Gwangyang-si Jeonnam, Korea

Recent Progress of Tube Hydroforming in Korea
• Application of Hydroforming Parts
• Materials for Tube Hydroforming
• Hydroforming Parts Design
• Tooling Design
• Hydroforming Solution

T. Maki
Amino North America Corp., Fujinomiya, Japan

Current Status of Fluid Forming in the Automotive Industry
• Basics of Fluid Forming
• Automotive Applications
• Low Volume Production Cells
• Current Status of Fluid Forming
• Future Applications

Dipl.-Ing. M. Adolph, Dr.-Ing. S. Geißler
hde-Solutions GmbH, Menden

From Sheet to Hydroformed Fuel Tank Shell
• Motivation
• Theoretical Background
• Simulation
• Prototyping
• Evaluation of Results

Dipl.-Ing. O. Steibing, Dipl.-Ing. M. Aust
ThyssenKrupp Drauz, Heilbronn

Prof. Dr.-Ing. H. Hoffmann
Institute for Metal Forming and Casting (utg), TU München
Quality of Hydroformed Parts
• Basics
• Analysis of Parts
• Influence of Parameters

Prof. Dr. S. J. Yuan, Dr. G. Liu
School of Material Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, P.R. China

Use of Wrinkles in Tube Hydroforming – Ideas and Examples
• Geometrical Analysis of Wrinkling
• FE-Model and Process Parameters
• FE-Simulation
• Examples
• Process Window
• Conclusion

Dr.-Ing. J. Spörer, Dipl.-Ing. T. Kautz, M. M. Delker, H. Reuter, A. Zisler
BMW AG, Dingolfing

Hydroforming-Technology at BMW
• Hydroforming Applications at BMW
• Production Development
• Practical Experience
• Technology Development and Feedback into Production
• Outlook

Prof. Dr.-Ing. T. Altan
Engineering Research Center for Net Shape Manufacturing (ERC/NSM),
Ohio State University, Columbus (OH), USA

Advanced Methods of Process Simulation in Tube Hydroforming

Dipl.-Ing. A. Stühmeyer
CAD-FEM GmbH, Burgdorf

Bending Simulation With the Inverse One Step Solver FASTFORM
• Bending Simulation
• Inverse One Step Solver
• Tube Hydroforming

Dr.-Ing. B. Carleer, Dipl.-Ing. S. Werner
AutoForm Engineering Deutschland GmbH, Dortmund

Effective and Efficient Hydroforming Feasibility Through the Whole Design Chain
• Part Design
• Process Design – Tool Design
• Feasibility Analysis
• Design Chain Analysis
• Tube Hydroforming

Dipl.-Ing. M. Schroeder
DaimlerChrysler AG, Hamburg

Recent Developments in the Hydroforming of Tubular and Sheet Blanks – Semi Productive and Productive
• HSLA Steels
• Double Blanks
• Surface Distribution
• Thin Walled Tubes

Dipl.-Ing. W. Weil
weil engineering gmbh, Müllheim

From Blanks to Hydroformed Tubes
• Making of Blanks
• Edge Preparation
• Forming from Blank to Tube
• Welding by Laser
• Example: Fuel Filler

Dipl.-Ing. M. Aust, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) S. Schneider
ThyssenKrupp Drauz, Heilbronn
Dr.-Ing. F.-J. Lenze, Dipl.-Ing. S. Schwarz
ThyssenKrupp Stahl, Dortmund

Sheet Hydroforming for Auto Body Applications
• Processes
• Materials
• Process Limits
• Comparison to Other Processes
• Examples

R. Pasino
GEA S.r.I., Rivoli (TO), Italy

Progress in Hydroforming Double Sheets
• Description of the Project
• Component Design
• Numerical Simulation
• Experimental Tests
• Results Comparison
• Technical Evaluations

Dr.-Ing. S. Wagner, Dipl.-Ing. S. Jäger
Institute for Metal Forming Technology (IFU), University of Stuttgart

Combination of Conventional Deep Drawing with Subsequent Hydroforming
• Process Description
• Tool Techniques
• Forming of Single Sheets
• Forming of Double Sheets
• Process Limits

Wednesday OCTOBER 29, 2003

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. K. Siegert
Institute for Metal Forming Technology (IFU), University of Stuttgart

Research and Development in the Field of Hydroforming at the Institute for Metal Forming Technology (IFU) of the University of Stuttgart

Dipl.-Ing. M. Celeghini, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. mult. Dr. h.c. M. Geiger, Dr.-Ing. M. Merklein
Chair of Manufacturing Technology (LFT), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Prof. Dr.-Ing. H.-G. Haldenwanger
Audi AG, Ingolstadt
Dr.-Ing. M. Prier
Schuler Hydroforming Gmbh & Co. KG, Wilnsdorf

Sheet and Tube Hydroforming at Elevated Temperatures
• Hydroforming
• Warm Forming
• Aluminium
• Magnesium

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. P. Groche, Dipl.-Ing. A. Peter
Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines (PtU), TU Darmstadt

Behaviour of Lubricants in Dependency of the Surface Topography Within Internal High Pressure Forming
• Tribology
• Friction
• Lubricants
• Surface Topography

Dr. D. Green
Industrial R&D Institute (IRDI), Midland (Ontario), Canada

Experimental Determination of Tube Forming Limits
• Forming Limits
• Free Expansion
• Steel Tubes

Dr.-Ing. B. Schulze
Tower Automotive Hydroforming GmbH & Co. KG, Chemnitz
Dr.-Ing. T. Werle
Tower Automotive GmbH & Co. KG, Bergisch-Gladbach

Preforming – Key Technology for the THF-Process-Chain
• Bending
• Preforming
• Hydroforming
• Experiences
• Series Production
• Feasibility

Dr. A. Bruno
Centro Sviluppo Materiali S.p.A., Terni, Italy

Realization of an Automated Comprehensive Design Environment for the Hydroforming of Tubular Products
• Hydroforming
• Tube
• Software
• Bending

Dr.-Ing. F.-J. Lenze , Dipl.-Ing. S. Schwarz
ThyssenKrupp Stahl, Dortmund
Dipl.-Ing. M. Aust, Dipl.-Ing. (FH) S. Schneider
ThyssenKrupp Drauz, Heilbronn

Hydroforming of Conical Tubes
• Basics
• Tube Fabrication
• Dies / Sealing-System
• Application
• Example

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Prof. E.h. Dr.-Ing. E.h. R. Neugebauer, Dr.-Ing. H. Bräunlich
Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology (IWU), Chemnitz
Dipl.-Ing. J. Schäpel
VW AG, Wolfsburg
E. Muth
Sika Chemie GmbH, Bad Urach

Blank Hydroforming – Tooling Concept for Small Series Production
• Basic Principle
• Application of Plastic Tools
• Tool Design, Feasibility
• “4 parts in one stroke” – Application
• Tryout and Optimisation

Dipl.-Ing. C. Macrae, Dipl.-Ing. W. Heinemann
AP& T Schäfer Technologie, Wilnsdorf

Machines for Producing Hydroformed Components: The Past – the Present – the Future
• Current Machine Concepts
• Future Requirements
• The New Machine Concept
• Advantages

R. A. Marando, J. Larkin
Dana Corporation Structural Solutions Group, Reading (PA), USA
Dr. T. Gräbener, D. Kapp
Gräbener Maschinentechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Netphen

IHU-C-Size-Frame Press With 130,000 kN Closing Force
• Tool and Parts
• Accessibility / Automation
• Constructural Principle
• Control PressPro ®
• HFA-Concept
• Modular Type Range

Dipl.-Ing. T. Schirmer, Dr.-Ing. A. Böhm
Schuler Hydroforming GmbH & Co. KG, Wilnsdorf

Innovative Equipment for Hydroforming Technology
• Design
• Mode of Operation
• Line of Products
• Economic Efficiency

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) K. Schnupp
Schnupp GmbH & Co. Hydraulik KG, Bogen
Dipl.-Ing. M. Kerschner
Institute for Metal Forming and Casting (utg), TU München

Presses for the Hydromechanical Deep Drawing of Car Body Parts
• Hydromechanical Sheet Metal Forming
• Requirements on the Press
• Functionality of the Combi-Press
• Blankholder Control and Locking of Ram and Blank Holder
• Pressure Fluid Management
• Outlook

H.-U. Lücke, Dipl.-Ing. M. Erras
Siempelkamp Pressen Systeme GmbH & Co. KG, Krefeld

Hydroforming Manufacturing Concepts
• The Proper Choice Ensures Operating Efficiency
• Overview of Field-Tested Manufacturing Concepts
• Innovative Tryout-Press
• Sheet Hydroforming Variant for Series Production
• Thermal Hydroforming

Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Kleiner; Dr.-Ing. W. Homberg; Dipl.-Ing. M. Trompeter
Chair of Forming Technology (LFU; University of Dortmund

High Pressure Sheet Metal Forming of Large-Scale Sheet Metal Parts
• Sheet Metal Hydroforming
• Flange Draw-In Control
• Process Control
• Hydroform Press

As. Prof. L. Lang
Aalborg University, Denmark

Hydromechanical Deep Drawing With Uniform Pressure Onto the Blank
• Introduction to Sheet Hydroforming
• Overall Plan for This Research
• Experimental Investigation
• Numerical Simulation of Forming
• Problems and Future Development
• Conclusions

Dipl.-Ing. S. Jäger
Institute for Metal Forming Technology (IFU), University of Stuttgart

Forming Magnesium Tubes and Sheets
• Material Properties
• Tooling Technique
• Pneumatic Bulging

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. K. Siegert
Institute for Metal Forming Technology (IFU), University of Stuttgart

Closing Remarks

Note: Last Update: October 15, 2003


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