Optimized process chain for the manufacturing of demand-oriented material properties for extremely stressed machine and system components
In almost all industrial areas, economic objectives such as increasing productivity while simultaneously increasing energy and resource efficiency, combined with lightweight construction or component miniaturization, lead to constantly increasing power densities and thus to ever higher static and dynamic component stresses. In addition to the design of components to meet the demands of the application, the material steel, which is optimally suited to such demands, is becoming increasingly important.
In a joint project with VDEh-Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH, FH Münster (Department of Mechanical Engineering) and Eich Rollenlager GmbH, Steeltec GmbH is working on the research and optimization of a process chain for the manufacture of components for mechanical and plant engineering for extreme static and dynamic loads. Innovative thermally and mechanically optimised hot forming, adapted to the required material properties of the component and the manufacturing process at the end manufacturer, with significantly reduced energy input, is intended to produce finest structured steels with optimum properties adapted to the requirements of the application. Their application in plant construction and mechanical engineering enables the production of highly stressed components with significantly longer service lives.
The joint project is supported by the European Union and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.