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Presentation of results now also as Japanese version available

The lightweight forging initiative offers its presentation of results phase III not only in [more]


Printed publication in the automobile magazine ATZ, Part 1 of 2, March 2019

In the automobile magazine ATZ, March 2019, the initiative published as Part 1 of 2 the results of Phase III with the focus on „Materials“. Part 2 will be published in April with the focus on...[more]


Interview made by the „lightweight design“ magazine with Dr. Raedt about phase 3

The magazine „lightweight design“ had made an interview December 2018 with the speaker of the lightweight forging initiative Dr. Hans-Willi Raedt about lightweight forging with steel parts for hybrid passenger...[more]


Lightweight Forging TechDay at Schaeffler Highly Successful

The fourth ever TechDay of the Lightweight Forging Initiative – and the first one to be held with the cooperation partners of Phase III – took place at the end of November at Schaeffler AG and was a great...[more]


1000 Lightweight Ideas and 217 kg Lightweight Potential – Phase 3 successfully finished

Almost 1,000 lightweighting suggestions for the chassis, powertrain, transmission and drive-specific electronic parts of a hybrid passenger car as well as for a truck powertrain have been developed. That is...[more]


Closing event of the IGF Research Network „Lightweight Forging“ on 11 October, 2018 in Düsseldorf

Closing event of the IGF Research Network “Lightweight Forging” – Innovation Network for the Technological Progress in Part, Process and Material Design for Forged Parts in Automotive...[more]


Lightweight Forging III: 480 Project Ideas for Lighter Vehicles – Initial Project Results at the IZB Wolfsburg, 16 – 18 October, 2018, hall 5, booth no. 5303

In the third phase of The Lightweight Forging Initiative, 39 steel manufacturers and forging companies from Europe, Japan and the US came together in 2017 with the aim of uncovering the lightweighting...[[more]

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