In the construction industry, sheet metal is used in numerous applications including roofing, ductwork, rain gutters, and industrial shades. Sheet metal forming with elastic tools is commonly used in aircraft industry, especially for forming stainless steels nickel alloys sheets. The use of lightweight materials and alloys with titanium and aluminum is likely to contribute to the growth of the sector. The manufacturing engineers and production managers of car body panels are changing their strategy of operation. Illustra-tion courtesy of Aleris. Most metal forming processes which are now done by machines which are controlled by Computer. automotive industry using sheet metal forming, Part 1 Design considerations and materials BY ALI FALLAHIAREZOODAR AND TAYLAN ALTAN Figure 2 This virtual comparison of a B-pillar formed by hot-stamped boron steel and Al 7075-T6 shows the same crash performance for both materials, although the aluminum part cost 40 percent less. As aluminum is one of the most preferred lightweight materials in the automotive industry and is manufactured by forming techniques, the trend of weight reduction will drive the metal forming market. This enable vehicle parts to be create in a fast and reliable way. Advances and Trends in Sheet Metal Forming Simulation in Japanese Automotive Industry 970432 The Sheet Metal Forming Simulation Research Group Japan, organized by the authors in September 1990 with the cooperation of Japanese car manufacturers, steel and aluminum producers and computer hardware and software companies, concluded its activities in September 1996. Sheet Metal Forming, Material Characterization, Lightweighting Abstract Weight reduction in automotive industry requires forming of light weight and high strength materials at room temperature as well as at elevated temperatures. Nowadays both traditional and more modern methods of sheet metal forming are being used in the automotive industry. Advances and Trends in Sheet Metal Forming Simulation in Japanese Automotive Industry @inproceedings{Kawka1997AdvancesAT, title={Advances and Trends in Sheet Metal Forming Simulation in Japanese Automotive Industry}, author={M. Kawka and A. Makinouchi and S. Wang and E. Nakamachi}, year={1997} } The days of ‘a simple washer to a very complicated fender, all in plant stamping … Restraint: Increasing usage of composites in automotive applications. Ever increasing competition in automotive industry demands productivity improvements and unit cost reduction. Titanium is a stronger and lighter metal than steel. This requirement presents new challenges in … STEEL PANELS IN CAR BODY STRUCTURE . DOI: 10.4271/970432 Corpus ID: 112302127. Sheet metal forming has existed for many centuries. SHEET METAL STAMPING IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY. SHEET-METAL FORMING PROCESSES FOR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY Modern Sheet Metal Forming Processes used in Automotive Industry Modern Sheet Metal Forming Processes used in Automotive Industry Introduction Ever increasing competition in automotive industry demands productivity improvements and unit cost reduction.