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Aluminum Galling and Lubrication for Automotive Applications

Technical white paper by Laurent Chappuis on galling and lubrication when forming Aluminum Auto Body Sheet. For more on formability, watch the replay of the 2022 Automotive Body Sheet Formability and Stamping Webinar.

Research Highlights

  • This report summarizes why modern stamping lubricants are a necessity and must be fully integrated into the whole manufacturing process, from blanking through assembly and paint.
  • Galling can occur in the absence or failure of a lubricant film. Proper lubrication is essential to fully take advantage of aluminum auto body sheet formability (ABS).

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