Effect of stamping lubricants on tribological properties of metal sheet with enamel coatings

Due to increasingly stringent regulatory restrictions on the use of many high-performance materials and lubricants, both industry and science are forced to constantly develop new sustainable and greener solutions. This is very important in stamping, as it is exposed to high global competitiveness and increasing demands for technological improvements for higher productivity, energy and cost efficiency, and product quality. To meet these requirements, the stamping tribology, including contact materials, needs to be constantly adjusted and evaluated. In the automotive sector, steel sheets are often coated with various insulating coatings to achieve improved material properties such as reduced power loss, improved stamping properties and corrosion resistance. In practice, such sheets are usually stamped in the dry. Although the combination of organic coating and dry conditions is the most sustainable and green solution, it is necessary to assess how much the use of lubricants compared to dry conditions contributes to reducing friction and wear of stamping tools and thus reduce energy consumption.

This contribution has been presented on Slotrib conference.

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