Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnologie, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Elaboration of principles for an application-oriented and early producibility prediction of exterior trim components manufactured from bright finishing alloys

Project Status: Active


Exterior trim components manufactured from bright finishing alloys are essential characteristics of the design of modern premium car models. Current trends show a distinctive design language with complex geometries, concise edges and thus a memorable appearance. Part modelling as well as process design are based on simple guidelines and on non validated simulation models so far. Associated with this approach are undesirable modification loops for part and process designs. In the context of the INI.FAU - project, in collaboration with AUDI AG, principles are to be derived, that ensure an early prediction of the producibility. Thereby a method will be developed based on knowledge of the formability and forming limits as well as the influence of the load collective on the resulting part surface at the end of the process chain.

Development of the producibility prediction method

Research Groups



    • Beck, J.; Friedrichsen, M.; Merklein, M.:
      Influences of indentation forming on surface characteristics and metallographic properties of bright finishing alloys.
      In: R. H. Schmitt, G. Schuh (Edtr.): 7. WGP-Jahreskongress Aachen, 5.-6. Oktober 2017, Apprimus, 2017, pp. 459-464


    • Merklein, M.; Gnibl, T.; Tsoupis, I.; Friedrichsen, M.; Beck, J.:
      Influence of Cutting Processes on Edge Cracking Sensitivity of Bright Finishing Alloys.
      Key Eng. Mater. 716(2016), pp. 443-450

    • Beck, J.; Merklein, M.; Friedrichsen, M.:
      Einfluss anisotropen Materialverhaltens von Aluminium-Glänzwerkstoffen auf die Rissausbildung beim Lochaufweitversuch.
      In: H.-J. Christ (Edtr.): Tagung Werkstoffprüfung 2016, Stahleisen, 2016, pp. 263-268

    Letztes Update: 12.01.2017