Novel Insights into Hot Sheet Metal Forming of High-Performance Steel

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 103

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1. Eurecat, Centre Tecnològic de Catalunya, Manresa, Barcelona, Spain
2. Division of Mechanics of Solid Materials, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
Interests: fracture mechanics; fatigue; advanced high strength steels
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Division of Machine Elements, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
Interests: high temperature tribology; friction and wear in dry contacts; tribomaterials; surface engineering for friction and wear control
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The biannual CHS2 conference series has, after eight very successful conferences since 2008, grown into the leading platform for scientific exchange in hot forming technologies.

The interest in thermo-mechanical forming processes of high-performance materials has grown significantly in recent years. The automotive sector has been the main driver of this development, pushed by the constant demands on passenger safety and environmental regulations. Press hardening of boron steels is now a mature technology, deployed all around the world. It has proven to be unbeatable for forming complex shape parts and easy forming of high strength materials with reduced spring-back. It also allows for producing parts with tailored properties under accurate process monitoring. While being the solution to many lightweight actions, the hot forming industry will also face its own challenges to meet the global sustainability goals. Improving efficiency in heating technology and minimizing scrap, as well as the introduction of green or fossil-free steels will help us to shift to a higher degree of circularity.

Research and Development both on the academic as well as on the industrial level is one of the most important prerequisites for continuous innovation in hot forming of high-performance materials and open new scenarios to exploit their lightweight potential. The 9th CHS2 conference will be held in Nashville (USA) and aims to keep pushing the innovation trends in press hardening and related thermo-mechanical processes and to boost their application to other markets (such as heavy duty and industrial vehicles, aerospace, etc.), new applications (new needs from e-mobility), and new materials (light alloys, CFRP, hybrid materials, etc.) while considering sustainability and circularity topics.

Prof. Dr. Daniel Casellas
Prof. Dr. Jens Hardell
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  • press hardening
  • hot forming
  • process modelling
  • microstructure
  • surface engineering and coatings
  • process monitoring
  • fatigue and fracture
  • friction and wear

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