Forming Technology

Forming Technology

All components of the vehicle structure and outer skin can be manufactured by us. The focus here is on the following materials:

  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Stainless steel

We also master both cold and hot forming in the forming techniques.

Process engineering

  • Simultaneous engineering ranges from initial component concepts to series methods for complex body in white structures
  • Consideration of financial feasibility in series production
  • Extensive experience from previous projects
  • Competence through practical approach
  • Use of knowledge gained from close-to-production prototype construction for later production
  • Application of our years of experience and the latest CAx technologies
  • Consideration of customer requirements and working out suggestions for practical implementation
  • Production orientation in the construction of prototype tools is one of our core competencies
  • Concept development
  • Support in the development phase
  • Early validation of the producibility of the components
  • Compilation of feasibility studies
  • SE activity to optimise components
  • Optimisation of the components, to maintain or improve quality
  • Immediate evaluation of new development statuses
  • Planning / design of close-to-production prototype tools
  • Planning / design of series tools
  • Development of preliminary method plans in 2D and 3D
  • Development of method plans in 2D & 3D
  • Deep drawing simulation in AUTOFORM and evaluation of data
  • Carrying out tool optimisation cycles
  • Milling surface design

Tool making

  • Project support provided by a qualified and experienced team
  • The individual disciplines are combined in our planning, to ensure that your projects are concluded smoothly and as quickly as possible
  • Our planners ensure that we are in constant communication with you
  • Our planning is up-to-the-minute, and can be reported at any time
  • Setup and incorporation of prototype, small and large-scale series tools
    • Structural parts
    • Outer skin parts
      • Aluminium
      •  Steel
      • Stainless steel
      •  UHSS
      • Magnesium

Development of methods, simulation, design, change management and milling surface design

Incorporation in hydraulic presses

  • Tool setup, amendments, qualification (special qualification in aluminium research)
  • Repair and reconditioning following breakdowns
  • Welding skills: MAG, WIG, electrode, laser welding
  • Amendments to shape and cut according to test report
  • Digitalisation of existing tool components

Press shop

Production of:

  • Prototype parts
  • Structural parts
  • Outer skin parts
  • Aluminium
  • Steel
  • Stainless steel
  • UHSS
  • Magnesium
  • Low-volume production parts
  • Cold forming
  • Hot forming
  • Hydraulic presses
    • 1600 kN pressing force/ 600 kN die cushion
    • Table: 1250 x 1000 mm
    • 6300 kN pressing force/ 2500 kN die cushion
    • Table: 3000 x 1600 mm
    • 8000 kN pressing force/ 3150 kN die cushion
    • Table: 2440 x 1600 mm
    • 12000 kN pressing force/ 4000 kN die cushion
    • Table: 4500 x 2500 mm
    • 12500 kN pressing force/ 4000 kN die cushion
    • Table: 4500 x 2200 mm
  • Gantry cranes


  • Production of:
    • Prototype parts
    • Structural parts
    • Outer skin parts
    • Aluminium
    • Steel
    • Stainless steel
    • UHSS
    • Magnesium
    • Low-volume production parts
  • COP trimming (post-processing of finished components)
  • Offline programming
  • Construction of laser devices
  • Job order production
  • Trumpf TLC7040
  • Laser output: 5 KW
  • Work area: 4000 x 1500 x 750 mm
  • Primapower Optimo
  • Laser output: 3.5 KW
  • Work area: 4500 x 2500 x 1020 mm
  • Primapower Optimo Vivida
  • Laser output: 4 KW
  • Work area: 4500 x 2500 x 1020 mm
  • Trumpf TLC 8030
  • Laser output: 4 KW
  • Work area with rotary indexing table

Parts manufacturing

  • Completion of high-quality sheet metal parts, from hammered parts to series production
  • Technical realisation of sophisticated components and filigree task by a competent team
  • Flexible processing of production volumes using state-of-the-art production facilities (e.g. with the help of 3D laser equipment)
  • Production-standard surface finish
  • Complex production processes
  • Application of modern lightweight materials and high-strength materials

Individualisation/mechanical processing

  • EDAG can take an idea, develop and release the data, and supply the product in hardware form
  • Validation/ measurement taking  requirements of series production into account
  • Further customised applications: wing, side panel, door sill, tailgate
  • Parts / assemblies hand-brushed,
    with polished weld seam
  • Trim/door sill panel of various materials (steel, brushed stainless steel, aluminium) with individualisation (light, markings)
  • Corrugated metal
  • Stainless steel
  • Polished stainless steel
  • Hoods / air vents
  • Markings
  • Individualised special series / can be industrialised for low-volume production


Sven Jacob

Sven Jacob

Head of Sales / Project Management