FELSS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER WINS OTTO KIENZLE AWARD
Development engineer Nadezda Missal was awarded the coveted Otto Kienzle Award at the Annual General Meeting of the Industrieverband Massivumformung in Hagen.
This award, endowed with 3,000 euros, honours outstanding practical results of a research project in the field of massive forming. It is awarded to scientists who have demonstrated above-average commitment in carrying out their scientific work and who have made a significant contribution to increasing the competitiveness of the industry by presenting their findings in a practical manner (source: massivumformung.de).
During the award ceremony, the work of development engineer Ms. Missal in the research association “Massive Lightweight Construction” was honoured, specifically in the subprojects “Extension of technological limits in massive forming in different temperature ranges”. In view of the current climate change, ten research institutes and around 60 companies from the automotive, steel and supplier industries joined forces to weigh up the potential for reducing the weight of massively formed components and thus CO2 emissions in automotive construction.
During her work at the Institute for Forming Technology at the University of Stuttgart, Ms. Missal developed technological approaches for optimizing and reducing the weight of components while maintaining the component strength and rigidity of highly stressed, tubular and hollow engine components such as the piston pin by means of cold Extrusion.
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