The forming technology, especially in the metal processing, one of the manufacturing methods in which tools are exposed to exceptional loadings. Firstly, by particularly hard materials such as press-hardened plates that result in the further mechanical processing to premature tool wear. Secondly, by deposits and buildup, for example, from aluminum to steel tools.
For typical forming processes such as bending, folding or flanging, therefore components from high-performance ceramics prove in many cases as a superior alternative to traditional materials. Extremely resistant to breakage and wear, impact, low adhesion, they may have a higher by a factor of 50 lifetime compared to conventional solutions . Safe processes and less system downtime are the result.