David Frómeta, ToughSteel coordinator and researcher from Eurecat’s Metallic and Ceramic Materials Unit, has carried out a ToughSteel industrial workshop within the 30th testXpo – International Materials Testing exhibition, celebrated between October 17th-20th in the ZwickRoell headquarters in Ulm, Germany.
During the presentation, entitled “Fracture toughness to address fracture performance and fail-safe design in the sheet metal industry”, Frómeta discussed the importance of measuring fracture toughness for the safe implementation of advanced high-strength steels for weight reduction in sectors such as automotive.
During the event, the Open Call that ToughSteel has opened until October 31st was promoted. The Open Call is targeted to companies and SMEs of the sheet metal manufacturing sector to help them evaluate crack initiation and propagation resistance of thin metal sheets and solve production problems related to the material’s cracking resistance, using fracture toughness innovative testing methodologies.
The testXpo event is a major industry event to share new developments and innovations in the world of materials testing and quality insurance. This year’s edition has hosted more than 200 live exhibits from more than 20 leading testing companies, as well as presentations focused on real-world applications.