Professor Marré drives transformation process at automotive suppliers

Supporting the automotive industry in the transition to electromobility & digitalization; the measurement unit for forged parts can be used in the "TuWAs" project.

Professor Michael Marré, head of the Solid Forming Laboratory at the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences in Iserlohn, is in charge of the project "Transformation Hub for Forming Technology Value Chains in the Powertrain". The alliance of the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences together with the universities of Aachen, Paderborn and Munich and the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology in Chemnitz will offer support to the automotive industry over the next three years.
You can read how he is doing this in the Westfalenpost Hagen Süd of February 6, 2023: (available only in German)  

In this project, the alpha.hot3D measurement unit is used to measure forged parts that are up to 1,200° C hot. In the process, lasers record the complete 3D contour of the hot forging test specimens without contact. The data enables the prediction of cold dimensions within a few seconds after forging. This allows the forming process to be checked after the first parts and optimized immediately.


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