OSU receives grant, starts new forming organization

June 13, 2006

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Center for Precision Forming (CPF).

The organization will merge with the Center for Net Shape Manufacturing and conduct R&D on forming galvanized and ultrahigh-strength steel sheet; sheet and tube hydroforming; advanced techniques for material characterization and lubrication for stamping; and microforming and precision forming of sheet materials for automotive, aerospace, and appliance applications.

Several organizations and companies have expressed interested in joining the CPF, including GM, DaimlerChrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Textron, Whirlpool, Boeing, and Minster.