Hot and cold forming
BENTELER – THE PIONEERS
Higher stiffness with lower weight, higher quality and lower production costs: The demands on manufacturing for modern vehicles are diverse and complex, not least when it comes to forming components.
We offer products worldwide in all materials, in cold and hot-formed carbon steel, in stainless steel and aluminum, in sheet metal and extruded profiles. When it comes to forming technologies, we have an unparalleled track record.
Today, we continue to research and develop innovative techniques, for example cutting during the forming process, thereby removing the need for a dedicated laser cutting station. Our competence in aluminum forming extends from the basic material including advanced 7000 series alloys to finished goods. This gives us a unique capacity to fulfill demanding requirements.
At BENTELER, we’re proud of our long history as pioneers in hot-forming.
We were the first company to develop the technology and produce hot-formed structural components for use in the automotive industry. Today, we’re one of the three most important global partners. By the way, we’re also leaders in cold forming.
Holistic planning, global manufacturing
Together with our customers and the global production network, we set standards. Globally. Because we operate over 60 hot forming lines and almost 200 cold-forming presses around the world. Thanks to centralized planning, our production systems are completely standardized.
Did you know…
…that our production is simulated in 3D to ensure fast and cost-efficient processes? Using the latest simulation techniques we test how metal reacts when it’s formed. This allows us to provide you with accurate performance data about components before they go into production. For example, matched data for better crash simulation before the design even leaves the drawing board.
Formed to deform
At our state-of-the-art aluminum plant in Raufoss, Norway we’re forming innovative front and rear crash boxes from aluminum profiles. The deformable systems absorb more energy than most conventional solutions while making the vehicle lighter. That helps protect the passengers – and the environment. And because we use induction heating for the aluminum billets, we’re reducing CO2 emissions from the plant at the same time.