Knowledge of material properties of sheet metal alloys provides a secure basis for component compatible design (CAD), for the development of a functioning tool with good active surfaces and for a realistic simulation (CAE). This allows for a reliable simulation and an optimization of product variants, tool layout and forming processes.
. Sheet metal properties and material cards
. Material-characteristic forming limit curve (FLC)
. Nakajima, bulge, tensile tests,...
. Hole expansion tests