VERBOM | Development of aluminium sheet thermoforming processus for the automobile sector

VERBOM | Development of aluminium sheet thermoforming processus for the automobile sector
  • Leader : Verbom
  • Financial partners other than the promoter : CNRC-PARI, CQRDA
  • Research partners : CTA-CNRC, Précicad, ThermoScience Enercoatings inc
  • Summary : The CAFE and Euro VI standards that are forced on car manufacturers push them to look for solutions to reduce the weight of vehicles. Aluminum is the ideal material to achieve this, and Verbom’s thermoforming process allows designers to achieve the desired geometries through the exceptional elongations afforded by the super-plasticity of the alloys they use. To conquer this sector they had to develop different technologies allowing them to increase the mechanical properties of the produced parts, to increase the production rates and the batch size and to improve the dimensional and aesthetic quality.
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