September 2015

Industry-leading expertise at AP&T’s seminars about lightweight materials and forming methods

By | September 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Press-hardened steel, advanced forming of aluminum or composite material? Anyone looking to become more up-to-date on how the global automotive industry’s need for lighter, stronger parts can be met in the short term and the long term will be able to do so this fall. AP&T is arranging Future Forming Seminars in Detroit, Yokohama and Shanghai. Industry-leading experts will talk about the current situation, the rapid development of material and forming methods and the opportunities that are presenting themselves for the future. This year’s speakers include Prof. Dr. Steinhoff, Mr. [...]

AP&T in EU project: Low Cost forming of Lightweight structures for transportation industries (LoCoLite)

By | September 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|

Can vehicle parts made out of Hot Form Quench (HFQ®) high-strength aluminum become a competitive alternative in terms of reducing the weight of future cars, buses and airplanes? This is the issue in focus for LoCoLite, an EU project in which AP&T is taking part as the sole machinery supplier together with around fifteen other players from industry and academia in Europe. Components made out of lighter weight materials introduce new opportunities for transportation manufacturers to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions in vehicles of the future. For the new [...]