Optimisation of component performance via structuring
1 Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, Reichenhainer Strasse 88, 09126 Chemnitz, Germany
2 Westfalia Presstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Gewerbering 26, 08451 Crimmitschau, Germany
a Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ecological and economic reasons are forcing industry to improve efficiency and to save energy and resources by reducing product weight. In current product designs often insufficient geometric stiffness of the part prohibits exploiting the full potential of weight reduction offered by modern materials. Ideally adapting the geometry to the load profile by implementing appropriate structures often allows a wall thickness and weight reduction and improves the acoustic properties. To enable a target-oriented design, structures manufactured by working media and working energy based forming technologies were analysed.
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