Metallurgy Research Centre

  • 10 de junio de 2015

Technical Session “Automotive sector. Advanced steel materials for stamped components”

A total of 93 technicians from 45 different companies have taken part in this technical working frame held at IK4-AZTERLAN on the 4th of June.

With the collaboration of researchers from the Metallurgical Technical Centre IK4-Azterlan and specialists from the company ARCELORMITTAL, this technical seminar allowed participants to have access to advanced metallurgical concepts associated to the new generation forming steels for the production of stamped components for the automotive sector.

The working program has addressed the following topics of the highest interest:

-    Influence of the thermo-mechanical lamination process in the mechanical properties of steel materials (Low Temperature Controlled Rolling / LTCR and Recrystallization Controlled Rolling / RCR), along with the effect of the different micro-alloying elements (the most widely used in the production of controlled rolling steels are Nb, V, Ti and B).

-    Steel grades and main technical and metallurgical characteristics of the materials used in the production of stamped components for the automotive industry.

-    New developments in forming steels (3rd generation steels). HSS and UHSS for cold and hot forming processes.

-    Metallurgy of the hot forming steels (advanced metallurgical concepts related to the hot stamping technology)

The technical session had as well with the active collaboration of the engineers from the 2nd edition of the Stamping Specialization Course promoted by the Competitiveness Agency from Durango and coordinated by IK4-Azterlan, who shared with the attendees two presentations focused on:

-    Forming Limit Diagrams and their application for sheet deformation processes

-    Metallurgical characteristics of the Dual Phase steels

The high level of the technical contents shared, the exchange of experiences raised by the different speakers, along with the outstanding participation of technicians and companies, have been some of the success factors of this important framework.

Technical Session “Automotive sector. Advanced steel materials for stamped components”

                                                                                                           A very high number of technicians and companies shared this outstanding working frame