Uni-Form is such a dedicated pilot production line, which enables the processing parameters generated in Tailor be realised and verified through the automated, high accuracy production trials. It consists of four main sub-systems: the furnace, forming tools, conveyor and incubation chamber to duplicated the heating, forming and heat treatment processes involved in sheet metal forming. Equipped with a powerful conductive heating facility, a maximum temperature of 600°C and a fast heating rate up to 100°C/s could be implemented. Also, the position accuracy of the conveyor system can achieve as high as 0.5mm. In development
Wang A, Zheng Y, Liu J, EI Fakir O, Masen M, Wang L, Knowledge based cloud FE simulation - data driven material characterization guidelines for the hot stamping of aluminium alloys. 10th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes, Numisheet 2016, Publisher: IOP Publishing, ISSN 1742-6588.
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The functional module 'Strategy' is introduced, offering user a data-driven material testing guide toward aluminium forming, allow accurate simulation to be conducted base on simple material testing.