Examination of controlled thermal radiation exchange for the production of tailored properties on press-hardened components

Examination of controlled thermal radiation exchange for the production of tailored properties on press-hardened components

Alborz Reihani, Sebastian Heibel, Thomas Schweiker, Marion Merklein

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Abstract. Through the development of furnace technologies and tool concepts, partial press hardening has become an established process in the automotive industry for setting tailored properties on press-hardened components. Tailored properties on press-hardened components offer the potential to improve crash performance as well as to facilitate downstream joining processes and mechanical treatments. One approach to adjust these properties through local pre-cooling is based on a special oven chamber with an integrated masking technology, called TemperBox®. The integrated mask protects the blank locally from incident heat radiation and simultaneously absorbs the blank’s own radiation. An important parameter during this process is the pre-cooling time in the TemperBox®. The pre-cooling time can influence the phase transformation and the component properties. Therefore, blanks made of the conventional press hardening steel 22MnB5 AS150 are partially precooled in the TemperBox® for different periods of time and the component properties are investigated on the basis of formed hat profiles. In addition, a simulation approach for calculating the heat radiation exchange with the finite element software LS-Dyna® is shown. Based on the simulative and experimental investigations, it is demonstrated that there is a dependency between pre-cooling time and the components properties.

Hot Stamping, Heat Treatment, Tailored Properties

Published online 3/17/2023, 8 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Alborz Reihani, Sebastian Heibel, Thomas Schweiker, Marion Merklein, Examination of controlled thermal radiation exchange for the production of tailored properties on press-hardened components, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 25, pp 455-462, 2023

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644902417-56

The article was published as article 56 of the book Sheet Metal 2023

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