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Hemming with Pre-Bent Inner Sheet for Joining Ultra-High Strength Steel Sheets of Automobile Parts

Faculty of Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, 1-1 Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan
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J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2020, 4(3), 77; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp4030077
Received: 29 June 2020 / Revised: 21 July 2020 / Accepted: 23 July 2020 / Published: 25 July 2020
In order to join two ultra-high strength steel sheets with low ductility for automobile parts, a joining process by hemming with a pre-bent inner sheet was developed. In this joining, the pre-bent inner sheet instead of the conventional flat inner sheet was used to relax the deformation concentration of the outer sheet. Although 780 MPa steel sheets were joined without the pre-bent inner sheet, a fracture in the outer sheet occurred in joining the 980 MPa sheets due to the low ductility of the sheets. The 980 MPa and 1180 MPa sheets were successfully joined by hemming with the pre-bent inner sheet. In this process, the deformation of the upper sheet was relaxed by contacting with the inner sheet, and then the strain on the outer surface reduced. Although softening around a weld nugget occurred by heating in the conventional welded joint, work-hardening occurred in the hemmed joint. The joint strength was investigated and then the peel strength of the hemmed sheets was about a half of the welded one. It was found that the hemming process with the pre-bent inner sheet was effective for joining ultra-high strength steel sheets with low ductility. View Full-Text
Keywords: joining; structural joining; hemming; ultra-high strength steel sheets; deformation concentration; fracture; joint strength; resistance spot welding joining; structural joining; hemming; ultra-high strength steel sheets; deformation concentration; fracture; joint strength; resistance spot welding
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Abe, Y.; Ijichi, W.; Mori, K.-i.; Nakagawa, K. Hemming with Pre-Bent Inner Sheet for Joining Ultra-High Strength Steel Sheets of Automobile Parts. J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2020, 4, 77. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp4030077

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Abe Y, Ijichi W, Mori K-i, Nakagawa K. Hemming with Pre-Bent Inner Sheet for Joining Ultra-High Strength Steel Sheets of Automobile Parts. Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing. 2020; 4(3):77. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp4030077

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Abe, Yohei; Ijichi, Wataru; Mori, Ken-ichiro; Nakagawa, Kazuma. 2020. "Hemming with Pre-Bent Inner Sheet for Joining Ultra-High Strength Steel Sheets of Automobile Parts" J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 4, no. 3: 77. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmmp4030077

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