Prediction of Thinning Behavior for Complex-Shaped, Lightweight Alloy Panels Formed Through a Hot Stamping Process

D. J. Politis, A. D. Foster, N. Li, L. Wang, J. Lin, A. D. Foster, D. Szegda
2016 Advanced High Strength Steel and Press Hardening  
This paper provides an overview of hot stamping of light alloys using a method known as HFQ ® forming. We present a new method of forming complex shaped automotive components through the use of a hot stamping process for high strength AA6082 alloy. In particular, the component selected for study is a complex automotive door inner component that could not be conventionally formed from such a strong alloy. The forming process is described and the post-formed thickness distribution is presented.
more » ... FE simulation is given to demonstrate the potential to predict the forming process and to provide guidance as to the final component thicknesses.
doi:10.1142/9789813140622_0065 fatcat:2yytpscwjvco5pxi5bkpj73ffi