A Review on Tailored Blanks - Production, Applications and Evaluation

Merklein M, Johannes M, Lechner M, Kuppert A (2014)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2014


Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Book Volume: 214

Pages Range: 151-164

Journal Issue: 2

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2013.08.015


Tailored Blanks is the collective for semi-finished sheet products which are characterised by a local variation of the sheet thickness, sheet material, coating or material properties. With these adaptions the tailored blanks are optimised for a subsequent forming process or the final application. In principle four different approaches can be distinguished to realise tailored blanks: joining materials with different grade, thickness or coating by a welding process (tailor welded blanks), locally reinforcing the blank by adding a second blank (Patchwork blanks), creating a continuous variation of the sheet thickness via a rolling process (tailor rolled blanks) and adapting the material properties by a local heat treatment (tailor heat treated blanks). The major advantage of products made from tailored blanks in comparison to conventional products is a weight reduction. This paper covers the state of the art in scientific research concerning tailored blanks. The review presents the potentials of the technology and chances for further scientific investigations. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.

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Merklein, M., Johannes, M., Lechner, M., & Kuppert, A. (2014). A Review on Tailored Blanks - Production, Applications and Evaluation. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 214(2), 151-164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2013.08.015


Merklein, Marion, et al. "A Review on Tailored Blanks - Production, Applications and Evaluation." Journal of Materials Processing Technology 214.2 (2014): 151-164.

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