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The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved funding for the research project "Experimental investigation and modeling of heat transfer during press hardening". The aim of the research project is to gain a basic understanding of the processes involved in press hardening...

Mr. Simon Hubert was able to win this year's VDI bachelor's prize with his bachelor's thesis "Investigation of connections between wobbling and semi-hollow punch riveting by step setting tests". The award recognizes students in the fields of chemical and biological engineering, mechanical engineering...

The working group of industrial research associations (AiF) has announced the approval of three research projects of the LFT: "Failure analysis under plane strain (plane strain)", "Production-related design of modified tool surfaces for low-lubrication deep drawing" and ...

The DFG has approved the continuation of the project “Forming and joining of semitubular self-piercing rivets made of high-strength steel with adapted mechanical properties and numerical analysis of the process chain”. In the first project phase, a novel forming...

Ms. Stefanie Dechant was able to win one of three master prizes from the Diehl Group for her master's thesis "Modification of a strip drawing system for mapping process-related conditions in the industrial press hardening process". The prize supports young engineers who ...

From 07.07- 08.07, the 4th International Conference on Materials Design and Application was organized in the Portuguese seaside city of Porto. In nearly 90 presentations and over 20 posters, contributions on metals, polymers to composites were presented by international scientists at the Unive...

From June 27th, 2022 until July 1st, 2022 the LFT was represented at the North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC) in West Lafayette, Indiana (USA). At the specialist conference, that had its 50th anniversary in 2022, researchers exchanged ideas at around 150 lectures on innovative technologies from the fields of ma...

From 27.06. The 23rd European Conference on Fracture took place in Funchal on the Portuguese island of Madeira from July 1st to 01st, 2022. As was shown in more than 500 lectures, using submarine cables, protective containers for nuclear waste or even human skulls, among other things, the topic of breaking in a...

The DFG has approved a project for joining double-shear aluminium-steel hybrid joints by means of cutting clinching. The aim is to create a basic process understanding for the cutting clinching of double-shear sheet metal composites as well as the analysis of the underlying mech...

Mr. Arnold Harms was able to win one of five Dörrenberg StudiesAWARDs for his project work "Creation of a friction model to depict the influence of the workpiece on friction and wear during press hardening". The award supports young engineers who are interested in ...

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