New Zn Multistep Hot Stamping Innovation

2018-10-24 10:49:00

ransfer press cycle times = cost reduction
? Laser cutting process eliminated = cost reduction
? Formability increased = more complex geometrical possibilities (Negative angles possible)
? Zn-coated material = Cathodic corrosion protection
? Tailored Properties as Soft-Zones, -Flanges, -Spots
? Similar mechanical properties to conventional 22MnB5
? No Microcracks > 10 ?m
? Prototypes available
? Serial production line ready by the beginning of 2018

Offering to support today¡¯s vehicle requirements, the most advanced and complete PHS solution.

? Size of part
? Wet area vs not
? Customer Pref
? Joining tech

Base material (~22MnB5) zinc coated (GA )
with chemical modifications:
Si (anti self tempering)
Mn (hardenability)
- Mechanical properties similar to standard PHS

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Multistep GA
(not hardened)
Multistep GA
(short dwell time)
Multistep GA
(mid dwell time)
Multistep GA
(long dwell time)

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Process window and Industrial Validation
? Best forming temperature
? Microcrack containment
? Trimming/Piercing temperatures
? Mechanical properties
Material characterization analysis
? Mechanical properties
? Coating behavior and Corrosion
? Formability
? Bending tests
? Tribology
2. Process definition
? Heating possibilities
? Shot blasting
? Joining technologies (RSW/TWB)
? Tailored properties (Flex laser / TPP)

Line Kickoff
Procurement Process
New Basement for Existing Press Line
Manufacture New Zn MSHc Line
Move Existing Press Line
Utilities for New Zn MSHc Line
Assemble & Commission New Zn MSHc Line
Production Trials & Training
Ready for Serial Production

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Material cost  significantly different
? Limited  to 2000  ton, Bolster: 2.5 m x 6 m
? Good for parts with  significant  laser content and up to 4 parts /

ase material
? Modified version of the well-known 22MnB5
? Similar mechanical properties to 22MnB5
? Better formability at lower temperatures than 22MnB5
? Zn-coating GA
? Cathodic protection
? Lower friction compared to AlSi coated material  ? C omplex parts
? Suitable for direct hot stamping process
? Micro cracks under 10 ?m
? Hot Stamping process
? High productivity due to short cycle time (aim 2-3 seconds)
? No protective atmosphere required into the furnace
? Multiple hits -Possibility to produce complex parts, negative angles
? No Laser cutting is needed

Gestamp¡¯s historical performance

1) Gestamp Hardtech > 30 years expierence
2) Quadrupled # Lines since 2007
3) Co-Development Partner BIW content 1% -38%
4) Driving the tailored material properties

Gestamp ¡®growing¡¯ forward

1) 1st to break 10 s cycle time
2) 1st to in-die soft zone
3) 1st to Multistep & eliminate laser
4) 1st to Hot Stamping cost reduction

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