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Optimization of the Drawing Process of Tailored Blanks
Published September 30, 1997 by Automotive Technology Group, Inc. in United States
Tailored blanking is the production of blanks by welding together blanks of different quality, thickness and coating.
Tailored blanks can be formed into car body parts by drawing in double-action presses or single-action presses with a cushion system in the press table. In comparison to the drawing of normal one-piece blanks this process causes a number of problems. In this paper, the optimization of the drawing of tailored blanks will be discussed. The research project 8982 was sponsored by the European Research Association for Sheet Metal Working e.V. (EFB) and supported by the "Association of Industrial Research Organizations" (AiF).