Novel pressing to reduce scrap in auto BiW parts

Wednesday 13th September 2023

Theatre :  Technology, Innovation and R&D 

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DeepForm Limited, a UK start-up, is revolutionising the automotive industry with their groundbreaking pressing technique aimed at minimising trimming scrap. By implementing this novel method, scrap reduction of up to 85% can be achieved, leading to significant emissions reductions and cost savings. Currently, the auto industry discards almost half of the metal purchased for body components due to excessive trimming.

DeepForm Limited is actively collaborating with multiple automotive OEMs and the supply chain to introduce this game-changing technology. They are currently engaged in fabricating a proof of concept toolset, funded by a major auto OEM, which will showcase a remarkable 40% reduction in material required to produce the same panel found in current road vehicles.

We’ll share an overview of our novel solution, and case studies on applying the method to automotive geometries.

Session Take Aways:

  • The problem of scrap in automotive BiW components, and the opportunity this presents to reduce manufacturing emissions in the near term
  • The novel DeepForm pressing solution, how this can reduce trimming scrap by up to 85%
  • Key results: springback, thinning etc. from applying the DeepForm solution to an automotive part
Chris Cleaver, CEO at DeepFormChris Cleaver CEO
DeepForm
Marcus Henry, Research Manager at Jaguar Land RoverMarcus Henry Research Manager
Jaguar Land Rover

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