Seal development for precision forging of aluminum

Categories Master thesis, Bachelor thesis, Project thesis
Department Process technology
Start Immediatly / By arrangement
Theme Tool- and Mold-Making
Project Burr avoidance in flash-free forging of aluminum under consideration of industry-related process parameters and variation of tool-integrated sealing concepts (FlidiAl)

The project

The targeted design of a sealing system is a decisive factor in reducing flaking during precision forging of aluminum. Avoiding flitter burr is essential for efficient material utilization and a reduction in the necessary reworking.

In the research project, the influence of different process parameters on the resulting stresses in the precision forging process is being investigated by means of simulative preliminary investigations. The aim is to create basic knowledge about the formation and avoidance of flitter burr within aluminum solid forging under industrially relevant process conditions.

Your tasks

Within the project, your tasks include the independent processing of the following main topics:

  • Development of a simulation concept for the identification of flash influencing process parameters
  • Simulative parameter variation during precision forging of alminium
  • Development and influence analysis of a target-oriented sealing concept

Within the work the deepening of competences in FEM simulations and gasket development is enabled.


Your profile

You are studying one of the following subjects:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Production and Logistics
  • Production Engineering
  • or similar.

You are interested in [design / FEM simulation / forming technology].

In addition, you have knowledge in [design / FEM software].

A good command of German and English, both written and spoken, is necessary for the job.

We offer

  • independent work
  • flexible working hours
  • well-equipped workplaces
  • home office by arrangement
  • long-term cooperation if necessary


Your contact person

Alexander Martini

Project engineer