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Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials


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Sheet Metal Forming

an image of Van Goph sky pattern in extruded magnesium
Sheet metal forming research at the Institute for Frontier Materials targets the automotive, aerospace and housing industries. Our research focuses on the development of advanced material models and innovative manufacturing technologies for the forming of current and future sheet materials.

Led by Dr Matthias Weiss and Dr Michael Pereira the group aims at performing cutting edge fundamental research to address the current and future needs of the local and international industry.

The group has expertise in the following key areas:

  • Forming of advanced sheet materials via (hot) stamping and (flexible) roll forming.
  • Analysing material behaviour, forming limits and tool wear using advanced experimental and numerical methods.
  • Development of constitutive and analytical models to predict material behaviour and interface/sliding conditions in FEA.
  • Trouble shooting and feasibility studies for industry.

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27th February 2015