In July 2014, EWI-FC had a win with the Ohio Advanced Manufacturing Program under the Development Services Agency.
The major goals of this project are to:

  • Develop and implement practical formability evaluation methods for lightweight sheet metals
  • Enable manufacturers to assess material formability and prevent springback for practical industrial applications.

With this funding, EWI-FC acquired advanced 3-D strain measurement equipment (ARGUS) and automated lubrication equipment (UNIST) to develop and enhance formability testing services for industrial applications. Newly developed formability testing services will be demonstrated for use by industry partners’ production applications during the two-year project period. These services will also be beneficial to other metal stamping companies in obtaining the formability data (i.e. flow stress curves, forming limit curves and edge cracking failure data) of emerging lightweight sheet materials. The developed formability testing procedures will be transferred to metal stamping industry through training courses and annual workshop of EWI-FC.

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To learn more about ongoing projects at EWI-FC, please contact Hyunok Kim, Technical Director at EWI-FC at hkim@ewi.org or 614.688.5239.

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