ASPECT survey on tribological effects during sheet metal forming
A survey was sent to over 2.000 contacts reuniting a selection of relevant contacts from the networks of the individual partners. Two rounds were organised, in sem. IV-2016 and a follow-up in sem. I 2018.
Between October 2016 and March 2018 a total of 144 unique surveys have been completed. Most organizations that filled out the survey are working in the industry (61%), of which 44% are large enterprises and 17% are SME’s. Overall 25% of the respondent are working at an university. None of the respondents are cluster organizations. After the sector ‘Technical universities and research institutes’ (N=55), the most respondents are working in material processing (steel, N=43). A significant number of respondents have selected ‘Other’, which then have been specified as material development organizations, and engineering services.
Most organizations are equally interested in problems with wear (24%), lubrication (23%) and the relationship between friction and process conditions (23%). Also problems such as surface texture, contact pressure, forming speed, consideration in the simulation and how large are the influences of the individual parameters are of interest of several organizations (3%).
Of all 144 respondents, a slight minority (N=70; 49%) evaluates the required machine settings for metal forming with numerical simulations. Seventy-four respondents (51%) have indicated not to evaluate the settings. The respondents who do evaluate machine settings for metal forming are using many different software. Mostly used is AutoForm (25%), followed by Abaqus (18%), LS Dyna (17%) and PAM STAMP (12%).