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Light weight design of rotary swaged components and optimisation of the swaging process (2010)

Kuhfuß, B.; Piwek, V.; Moumi, E.; Hork, M.:

The 13th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming (ESAFORM 2010), April 7th-9th, 2010, Brecia/Italien


In this article the production-orientated capabilities of light weight design to manufacture those components by rotary swaging are presented. Initially the principle and the important characteristics of the method are described. Afterwards hollow shaft components in the drive train of vehicles which can reduce the fuel consumption are explained by the stages of the process. Furthermore an approach to realise components in the micro scale is shown. Another focus on research projects is referred to the increase of productivity. Therefore experimental results with a high dynamic forging machine are discussed. New developments are using process synchronised feed kinematics to fulfil the required energy efficiency. Concluding arrangements to increase the energy efficiency for the infeed method in industrial use is demonstrated by a conceptual solution.