Test Tool Project
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The use of hot stamping is increasing among automotive manufacturers because it allows producing complex geometries from high performing materials. However, their industrial feasibility depends on the process efficiency, which depends on the piece cost and the tool performance. Accurately foreseeing how many parts can be produced by a tool is very appealing to steel producers, tool steel makers, part producers and surface engineering companies. This project aims at developing a methodology and test facility to accurately evaluate the tribo-thermo-mechanical behaviour in hot stamping, through a deep understanding of the tribological conditions and interaction of the tool and the workpiece.