Improvement in the treatment of sheet metal forming by means of a die to improve its flexibility
MÁQUINAS INTELIGENTES Y CONECTADAS
Fagor Arrasate is a Mondragón Corporation company founded in 1957. It currently employs more than 650 people and has plants in China, Mexico, Germany, Turkey and the United States. Fagor designs and manufactures automated and high-tech lines mainly for the sheet metal sector. They also manufacture forming lines for the automotive sector, cutting lines for the steel value chain and manufacturing lines for the domestic appliance sector.
In sheet metal forming facilities the key process is stamping, for which new European regulations have emerged to reduce CO2 emissions. New lightweighting strategies have also been promoted, which has had repercussions for the company in terms of new processes and materials. The company needed to improve the treatment of these materials as, being more resistant they become less flexible for handling in that deep drawing process.
Area of the company where the solution is focused:
Efficient solutions in the stamping or deep drawing process
Sector:Automotive and domestic appliance industry
Benefits of the Solution:
- Design and develop a die
- Optimise the drawing process
- Stuffing parts with greater complexity
- Hot stampings
- Vertical oscillating motion