Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnologie, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Efficient aluminium – reduction of energy consumption for artificial ageing of precipitation hardenable aluminium alloys (Green Factory Bavaria)

Project Status: finished


Aim of the research project is the reduction of energy consumption within the processing of precipitation hardenable aluminium alloys. The use of high-strength alloys of the 7000 series will be investigated, as these have a higher strength compared to the conventionally used 6000 series. Thus, the artificial aging temperature and –time can be reduced significantly. Since the use of this high-strength aluminium material leads to lower formability and reduced corrosion resistance, part of the research project is to develop new high-strength aluminium alloys with improved processing properties by a specific combination of alloy adaption and heat treatment. Furthermore, as part of the holistic scientific approach, the suitability for the production of complex car body parts under quasi-series conditions will be qualified.

Research Groups



    • Degner, J.; Suttner, S.; Merklein, M.:
      Investigation of the Unloading Yield Effect in Aluminum and Magnesium Sheet Metal Alloys at Room Temperature.
      Key Eng. Mater. 716(2016), pp. 331-336


    • Merklein, M.; Degner, J.:
      Influence of Pre-Strain and Simulated Paint-Bake on Mechanical Properties of High Strength Aluminium Alloy AA7020.
      Applied Mechanics and Materials 805(2015), pp. 115-122

    Letztes Update: 01.04.2016