Development of Electrically Assisted Rapid Heating for Metal Forming of Hot-Stamping Process

  •  Mahmudun Nabi Chowdhury    
  •  Dinh Thi Kieu Anh    


Two different concepts of electrically assisted (EA) rapid heating of Al–Si coated hot-stamping steels are compared. In “along the surface” EA heating (or simply EA surface heating), the electric current is simply applied to a specimen by clamping the each end of the specimen length with a set of flat rectangular electrodes. In “through the thickness” EA heating (or simply EA thickness heating), the electric current is applied to a specimen by attaching a set of electrodes with multiple contact points on upper and lower surfaces of the specimen. While the EA surface heating generally requires a shorter heating time due to a higher electrical resistance in the length direction, the EA thickness heating also may provide a technical advantage that the heating area can be more easily configured in a case of partial austenization.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0585
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0593
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: quarterly

Journal Metrics

Google-based Impact Factor (2017): 5.94
h-index (January 2018): 13
i10-index (January 2018): 20
h5-index (January 2018): 12
h5-median (January 2018): 26

Learn more