"Applying the correct properties in the accurate place."

The MCL calculates the tool loads occurring during manufacturing processes to develop concepts for tailoring tool properties to local loading conditions (targeted inhomogeneous tool structure). This includes:

Technologies for adapting material properties to service conditions

  • heat treatment
  • surface technology (mechanical, chemical and thermochemical)


Prediction of local properties after manufacture

  • hardness, toughness and property distributions


Simulation of in-service behaviour and properties of tools with an inhomogeneous structure

  • crack formation and growth in inhomogeneous tools
  • service life of inhomogeneous tools