CMnAlSi TRIP Steels: Part Two

Key characteristics of TRIP steels include good strength and high ductility levels and specifically, an increase of the work hardening rate at higher strain rates which is critical for stamping and forming applications.
Studying the microstructural changes in relation to the chemical composition and applied heat treatments gives excellent potential for material development and opens opportunities to further improve performance in a crash situation.

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Deep Drawing of Aluminum Alloys: Part Two

Deep drawing is one of the most intensively studied process areas due to its close relationship with the automotive industry with focus not only on visual appeal but also paramount safety concerns.
However the most important benefit of using aluminum materials in the forming of automotive body parts is the high weight loss factor associated with these materials.

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Deep Drawing of Aluminum Alloys: Part One

Driven by the notoriously high demands of the automotive industry the quest to find more efficient, cheaper and better quality methods to produce materials is ever present.
Deep drawing, the process of turning sheet metal into hollow parts, is a critical production process and from the measurement of certain material properties it can be seen that aluminum has favorable performance when compared to steels.

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Continuous Electroplating Process for Steel Sheet Products

The steel sheet electroplating process utilizes the same basic principle as that for conventional decorative finish electroplating. However, the steel sheet process differs in that the electroplated coating is applied by passing the strip at high speeds through a series of plating cells, building the coating thickness by a small amount each time the strip passes through an individual cell.
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