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EWI Forming Center Workshop Highlights Advancements, New Capabilities

October 12, 2017

IMG_2024 - zoomThe annual EWI Forming Center Workshop was held on October 5 at EWI headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Industry leaders convened to share knowledge and discuss applications, advances, and challenges related to sheet metal forming.

The event, geared largely towards the automotive industry, featured presentations from Honda, Aida, KTH, AK Steel, AMAG, Fuchs, AutoForm, and others. Topics ranged from warm forming high-strength aluminum alloys to the lubrication in forming lightweight sheet materials. Approximately 75  participants attended the workshop.

Forming demo team - zoomThe event culminated with a EWI Forming Center open house featuring live demonstrations. Of particular interest was EWI’s new, 330-ton servo forming press, which was recently funded by a $1.5 million grant from the State of Ohio. The Forming Center team showcased the press’s cold forming capabilities to the visitors. Other demonstrations included warm forming of high strength aluminum alloys, and 3D scanning of formed parts with ATOS for springback measurement.

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For more information on EWI’s forming capabilities,visit ewi.org/technologies/forming.