M. Schikorra, L. Donati, L. Tomesani, A. E. Tekkaya:
In: Aluminium, International Journal for Industry, Research and Applications, 12/2007


The demand for properties and quality in extruded profiles stretches the ability of extrud-ers and die makers to the limit: ever more complex sections, hard alloys, emerging tech-nologies, and microstructure control are just some of manufacturers’ every-day concerns. Key factors for innovation and competitiveness are skilled engineering analysis and reli-able software; however, no reference community exists for the extrusion analyst and there is no common base for evaluating commercial code capabilities. With the organization of the extrusion workshop and benchmark in September 2007 in Bologna extruders as well as users and developers of finite element codes have been asked to come together as a reference community in order to fill this lack of knowledge and to create an open discussion on this topic of technological frontier.