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Forming processes

Semi-finished products (hot and cold rolling)


Do you need support in the optimization of your pipe production or subsequent processing?

We analyze your forming process to optimize your product properties or process parameters. With our know-how from MANNESMANN® combined with modern finite element software we support you whether in seamless or welded pipe production.


With realistic simulation models based on the finite element method (FEM), we show the inhomogeneous distribution of forming and temperature during rolling. Thereby we develop customized pass schedules to obtain the required properties.

Hot rolled strip/cold rolled strip

We determine forming technology characteristic data as input values for the FEM simulation. » learn more


Our expertise includes the rapid analysis of manufacturability of new formed components without complicated practical trials. We determine component geometry, required force, process conditions and tooling loads using realistic simulation models – already in the design phase. In addition, we analyze performance characteristics and can assess qualities such as weight reduction potential at an early stage » learn more 

Read more here about our studies “Weight reduction potential of side impact door beams in passenger cars” and “Affordable lightweight construction – using steel instead of aluminum”.

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