Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnologie, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Manufacturing of high-strength aluminium parts by forming under quenching conditions

Project Status: finished


Modern material lightweight constructions are characterized by the substitution of conventional materials by high-strength steel and aluminum alloys, as these enable a dimunition of the blank thickness due to the high specific strength and thus contribute to the reduction of CO2-emissions in vehicle operation. Since these high-strength materials exhibit limited formability, the need for technologies that enable the processing of these grades efficiently, increases. One promising approach to manufacture complex, high-strength components is forming under quenching conditions. This thermomechanical processing method consists of a heat treatment and a quenching realized by the tool during the forming process. Focus of this research project is the processing of high-strength, precipitation-hardenable aluminum alloys, which are characterized by a high yield strength and tensile strengths of up to 600 MPa. The aim is to identify a robust process window for these materials based on experimental and numerical data for the manufacturing of high-strength components.

Research Groups



    • Degner, J.; Herrmann, J.; Junker, F.; Berendt, E.; Merklein, M.:
      Leichtbauwerkstoffe für den modernen Automobilbau.
      Zeitschrift Konstruktion 3(2018), pp. 50-54


    • Degner, J.; Horn, A.; Merklein, M.:
      Experimental study on the flow behavior during hot forming and quenching of the high-strength aluminum alloy AA6111.
      In: Lehrstuhl für Umformtechnik, Montanuniversität Leoben, Bruno Buchmayr (Edtrs.): XXXVI. Verformungskundliches Kolloquium, 2017, pp. 166-171

    • Degner, J.; Boehm, W.; Herrmann, J.; Köhler, M.; Merklein, M.:
      Manufacturing and Characterization of Multilayered 7000-Series Aluminum with Improved Corrosion Behavior Processed via Accumulative Roll Bonding.
      In: Aluminium Two Thousand World Congress (Edtr.): Elsevier, 2017, accepted

    • Degner, J.; Merklein, M.:
      Efficient Aluminium - Anwendung hochfester Aluminiumlegierungen im modernen Karosseriebau.
      In: Europäische Forschungsgesellschaft für Blechverarbeitung (Edtrs.): Tagungsband des 37. EFB-Kolloquiums Blechverarbeitung 2017, 2017, published

    • Degner, J.; Horn, A.; Merklein, M.:
      Experimental study on the warm forming and quenching behaviour for hot stamping of high-strength aluminum alloys.
      In: IDDRG 2017 (Edtr.): Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2017, published online


    • 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

    Letztes Update: 08.01.2018