It is not news that automotive industry is trying to reduce the overall weight of its final products – vehicles. One commonly accepted way to achieve this goal is to look into material weight reduction. In other words, build parts as strong as normal but with lighter materials.
This article describes the phenomena behind electrically driven forming processes. Then it explains the implementations made in the simulation software FORGE® (unrelated to this publication’s name) to support these processes. Finally, the article describes an example of the Electrically Assisted Forming (EAF) process.