Force measurement for a metal forming process

Funding Agency:

Novelis is an American industrial aluminum company, headquartered in Atlanta. We are a leading producer of aluminum and the world’s largest recycler of aluminum. 

We seek partnerships with experts and solutions providers to better measure force during our sheet metal forming process. Accurately monitoring the force applied to the tool during the forming process can provide better understanding of material performance and tool wear in relation to process parameters. (mechanical behaviors materials and structures) 

With the ability to accurately measure the forces during forming, we can better understand how changes in metal properties or tooling affect manufacturing success, and better correlate to failures.  

Deadline: March 31, 2024

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Amount Description

Up to $50,000 based on evaluation of proposal, with additional potential funding for further development.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

March 31, 2024