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Lightweight Forging TechDays continue – this time at Volkswagen

On January 17, 2018, the Lightweight Forging TechDay took place at Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg. The one-day event with a total of 17 exhibitors and 17 presentations from the companies participating in the...[more]


Alexander Busse from the automotive research company Forschungsgesellschaft für Kraftfahrwesen (fka) in Aachen presents the Lightweight Forging project and his work in a video.

One of the aspects under analysis is the lightweight design potential of forged components in the powertrain and chassis of a hybrid car – a vehicle type which will become increasingly important over the next...[more]


Lightweight Forging TechDays continue their success – this time at GETRAG FORD

On 18.10.2017, the Lightweight Forging TechDay took place at GETRAG FORD in Cologne. The event was highly successful, with 16 exhibitors, 12 presentations plus two presentations on the research network and on...[more]


Publication in the massivUMFORMUNG

How can forging technology support the megatrend of automotive lightweighting and thus reduce climatedamaging CO2 emissions through a combination of creative approaches in design and production processes using...[more]


The Lightweight Forging Initiative goes international as it enters the third phase

In July 2017, “The Lightweight Forging Initiative Phase III” was launched. With immediate effect, a cooperation of around...[more]


TechDays at Automotive Companies to Continue

TechDays, which the Initiative has been offering automotive firms since autumn 2016, are proving highly popular among various companies. The first TechDay took place at Opel AG in Rüsselsheim in autumn 2016,...[more]


TechDay at Opel – a Resounding Success

15 project partners informed interested Opel employees about The Lightweight Forging Initiative on 17 November 2016 at the company premises in Rüsselsheim.           


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