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MiPre - Advanced metallurgical and micromechanical modelling to deploy the microstructural tailoring potential of press hardening

The project MiPre aims at improving the accuracy of metallurgical and mechanical models to predict the final material properties of press hardened components. This in combination with improvements in process sensoring and control, will enable more precise microstructural tailoring capabilities and process robustness.

Press hardening is a manufacturing technique known to provide cost effective lightweight passive safety components for automotive structures. The combination of improved models and an integrated intelligent manufacturing approach in the context of Industry 4.0, will further increase the potential of local tailoring of the mechanical properties with improved quality control and traceability.

Project partners:

  • National Center for Metallurgical Research CSIC-CENIM (Spain) – coordinator
  • Luleå University of Technology (Sweden)
  • Insitut Jean Lamour from the National Centre of the Recherche Scientifique (France)
  • Metallic and Ceramic Materials Unit, Eurecat (Spain)
  • Gestamp-Autotech Engineering (Spain)
  • ArcelorMittal Research (France)

Project reference


Programme and call for tender

Project funded by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (EU)


Paul Åkerström

Åkerström, Paul - Associate Professor

Organisation: Solid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics
Phone: +46 (0)920 493542