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Lightweight Forging: Potentials in the (Hybrid) Powertrain with Forged Components

  • Hans-Willi RaedtEmail author
  • Thomas Wurm
  • Alexander Busse
Conference paper
Part of the Proceedings book series (PROCEE)

Abstract

When one thinks of forging, “lightweight” is not a word that immediately springs to mind. However, when speaking of “lightweight forging”, what initially appears to be unrelated is in fact, on closer inspection, a cost-efficient approach for achieving considerable lightweighting advances in automotive applications that is suited to large-series production. By exploiting the potential offered by forging technology, it is possible to reduce the mass of a medium-sized vehicle by 42 kg and that of a light commercial vehicle by 99 kg.

Keywords

Lightweight Potential Forging Hybrid powertrain 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Willi Raedt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thomas Wurm
    • 2
  • Alexander Busse
    • 3
  1. 1.Hirschvogel Automotive GroupDenklingenGermany
  2. 2.Georgsmarienhuette GmbHGeorgsmarienhütteGermany
  3. 3.fka at RWTH AachenAachenGermany

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