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Material stamping and forming laboratory


Lipetsk, Russia

Tasks and areas of activity

One of the tasks to develop new steel grades and advanced coatings is assessment of formability by mapping the real shape of metal.

Behavior of metal with a sample restricted within the die can be different from that when slow strain rate tensile tests are performed.

Additionally, surface condition and antifriction coating properties are of significant consequence since they can relieve or obstruct sliding capacity within the die.
Formability of new and standardized types of products is measured by the laboratory team for:

obtaining running and forming force data to simulate car component production processes with special applications
testing behavior of metal while shaping full-sized samples
analyzing metal flow mechanisms while forming
tribology (analysis of interrelation between relatively displaced solid deformed bodies)
analyzing liquid coolant characteristics with heating capacity, friction coefficient and friction temperature tested
Laboratory features

Evaluation of stampability

Unique systems for determining behavior of formed metal

Rolling Process Simulators

State-of-the-art cold and hot running simulators

Testing of materials

Unique material testing systems

Key Laboratory Equipment

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Technologies and equipment
BUP-600 multi-purpose machine
Main Parameters
This machine is intended for testing sheet metal by using various techniques (including GOST practices); the air-cooled machine is controlled by electronic testControl II system.
600 kN
Maximum test force
600 kN
Maximum extrusion/chipping force
3-600 kN
Sample clamping force
120 mm
Maximum die stroke
260 mm
Maximum sample strip width
250 mm
Maximum indentation diameter (inserted)
250 mm
Maximum indentation diameter (formed)
10 mm
Maximum sample thickness
5 - 600 mm/min
Testing speed adjustment range
above 3-120 mm 1% of the measured value
Die sensor precision
0.001 mm (displayed digits 0.01 mm)
Die sensor resolution
60 kN, 3 mm
Calibration (above , die stroke)
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