Exchange of Experience on hammering Edge Zone Modification of metallic Components - Seventh MHP Workshop




Robby Mannens, M. Sc.

Workgroup Leader


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Machine Hammer Peening (MHP) is an innovative edge zone machining process which is mainly used in the automotive industry. The edge zone of metallic components is machined by high-frequency impacts of a mostly spherical ram head. The aim of the process is to achieve higher strengths in these edge zones and thus improve wear and fatigue resistance.

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On November 13, 2018, the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) of RWTH Aachen University will host the seventh MHP Workshop in the Manfred-Weck-Haus. The 50 participants expect top-class speakers from industry and research. Lecture topics will include the microstructuring of punching and drawing tools, the integrated hammer head sensor technology for wireless Big Data analyses and user examples from the automotive industry. In addition, all participants are cordially invited to submit their own presentations.

The event is aimed at representatives of the specialist areas of machine tools, stamping and forming machines, surface processing, CNC solutions, automotive, aerospace, special machines and plant construction as well as casting production. In addition, the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (WZL) will present the new machine hall with its new machines, in particular the new robot-guided hammer cell, at Rotter Bruch 12 the evening before.

The focus of the seventh MHP Workshop is on the personal exchange and discussion between speakers, participants and scientists about research results, technological developments and successful applications. As a collaborative project of four universities, the venue changes annually between the Institute for Production Technology and Forming Machines PtU in Darmstadt, the Institute for Production Technology and High-Power Laser Technology IfT in Vienna, the wbK Institute for Production Technology in Karlsruhe and the Laboratory for Machine Tools (WZL) in Aachen.

The agenda of events and information on participation can be found on the website of the MHP workshop.