CEN/WS ‘Innovative testing in support of the sheet metal forming industry’ - Commenting phase for two CWAs


The workshop is a result of the currently ongoing Horizon 2020 FormPlanet project (Sheet metal forming testing hub), whose general objective is to develop and demonstrate an integrated ecosystem offering novel testing methodologies to characterise metal sheet properties, predict part performance and prevent production loses to the sheet forming industries to tackle the upcoming challenges in formability of processing sensitive materials.


In the future, a Test Bed service provision will be offered through a solid, sustainable and simple organisational structure, based on the partners' experience and FormPlanet results, e.g. CWAs developed by this CEN/WS, with strong business focus.


The scope of the CEN/WS is to develop novel testing methodologies that allow to characterise metal sheet properties and predict part performance. The activities of the CEN/WS will be aligned and coordinated with those CEN/TCs with which a direct relationship may exist.

As per Project Plan, this workshop has developed two draft CWAs:

  • CWA #1 Test method for determination of the essential work of fracture of thin ductile metallic sheets
  • CWA #2 Measurement of diffusible hydrogen in metallic materials — HELIOS 4 HOT PROBE method

The WS has finalised the drafts CWAs, which are hereby made available for a commenting phase of 30 days.

Any interested party is invited to submit comments on the draft CWAs to the WS secretary Mr Javier Lopez-Quiles Pastor ( jlopezquiles@une.org  by 2 July 2021, by using the below commenting form.



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