Learn the differences in formability and manufacture of aluminum stampings in comparison to steel stampings. This course provides an overview of the mechanical properties of the various alloys, product design guidelines, and the manufacturing/tooling conditions which must be considered to ensure quality production of Aluminum Stampings. It is primarily focused on stampings produced from 5xxx and 6xxx series alloys.
1.0 Overview of Aluminum Vehicles
Driving Force for Aluminum Stampings
Lightweighting with Aluminum
2.0 Overview of Aluminum
Aluminum vs. Steel
Automotive Aluminum Grades
3.0 Aluminum Characteristics
Strength Related Properties
Formability Related Properties
Aluminum vs. Steel Examples
4.0 Manufacturing Considerations
Packaging, Handling and Transportation
Blanking, Destacking, and Blank Washing
Trimming, Flanging, and Hemming
Aluminum Panel Case Studies
Who should attend?
Product, Tooling, and Manufacturing Engineers, Designers, Tool and Die Makers involved in the design or production of aluminum stampings.