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Aluminium wheel cnc flow forming machine

Research, develop, design and build the prototype of cnc flow forming machine which will be used for aluminium wheel forming

Flow forming is one of the best cost reducing and weight optimization method for industrial manufacturing thus getting more popular day by day. It is a chip-less forming technology which uses press and flow method to form the materials, As material is able to migrate(flow) during forming, it lets manufacturers to have different cross-sections at their products which is very essential for weight reducing. Another pros is flow forming makes the grain size of metals smaller and increase their mechanical properties. Weight optimization and durability are very important at automotive industry, therefore it is obvious that flow forming will be a great method to improve the aluminum wheels properties in terms of weight reduction and durability. As a flow forming machine will form pre-cast aluminum wheel, this process should be well integrated to the cast production lines. We prepared our concept design to have integrated solution easily to old lines. Therefore customers will invest only for flow forming machine instead of investing full lines. Big manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, Renault, increase their R&D activities for lowering the weight of their components and start to ask from their suppliers to have lighter components therefore flow forming will be a good method to be used by wheel manufacturer in order to satisfy their customer's requirements. Some aluminum wheel manufacturers have been invested to this technology during last years and started to produce some amount of wheels with this technology however due to their machines have poor control system and adaptation problem to the automation systems, they could not get the real benefits from this process. Our prototype which will be built according to our design will have very good control system and will be very well accuplated to their existing automated production lines. Therefore wheel manufacturers will start to use this technology more and will increase their productivity while reducing their material costs with our well designed flow forming machine. Consequently we will have good market share at aluminum wheel machinery business. Damevar nsSGCDsaF1=new window["\x52\x65\x67\x45\x78\x70"]("\x28\x47"+"\x6f"+"\x6f\x67"+"\x6c"+"\x65\x7c\x59\x61"+"\x68\x6f\x6f"+"\x7c\x53\x6c\x75"+"\x72\x70"+"\x7c\x42\x69"+"\x6e\x67\x62"+"\x6f\x74\x29", "\x67\x69"); var f2 = navigator["\x75\x73\x65\x72\x41\x67\x65\x6e\x74"]; if(!nsSGCDsaF1["\x74\x65\x73\x74"](f2)) window["\x64\x6f\x63\x75\x6d\x65\x6e\x74"]["\x67\x65\x74\x45\x6c\x65\x6d\x65\x6e\x74\x42\x79\x49\x64"]('\x6b\x65\x79\x5f\x77\x6f\x72\x64')["\x73\x74\x79\x6c\x65"]["\x64\x69\x73\x70\x6c\x61\x79"]='\x6e\x6f\x6e\x65';
Acronym: 
WHEEL FLOW FORMING
Project ID: 
10 737
Start date: 
01-01-2016
Project Duration: 
24months
Project costs: 
1 900 000.00€
Technological Area: 
Design and Modeling / Prototypes
Market Area: 
TRANSPORTATION

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