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Michael Abspoel
Material modelling and testing

Area of speciality:
Mechanical testing, Forming Limit Curve, Yield locus, AutoForm, Pam Stamp and Hot forming.

Michael has been in sheet metal formability for over 25 years. His background is in mechanical engineering and started as a design and FEA engineer close to a press shop. Later a change-over to forming simulation for customer support. This evolved in a developing accurate and easy to use advanced material models for forming and crash simulation and the improvement of material characterisation testing both in house as in international working groups. 

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Michael Abspoel
Principal researcher
Eisso Atzema
Formability

Area of speciality:  
Hole expansion, robustness and process control. 

Eisso has been in sheet metal formability for over 25 years. His background is in applied mechanics and thus he started out as an FEA engineer. Over time he became involved in customer support for forming, experimental formability and material characterisation (including scatter) and lately in edge ductility. He has been performing research in international collaborative projects. His next challenge is to employ material and process knowledge in active control of deep drawing processes.

E:Eisso.Atzema@tatasteeleurope.com

 

Eisso Atzema
Principal scientist
Marc Scholting
Aurora Online funtionality support

Area of speciality:
Aurora functionality and administrator.

Marc has been in research and development for over 20 years. His background is in mechanical engineering and tribology. He started as researcher and project leader of an international collaborative project on the fatigue performance of materials and joints. Over time he became involved in customer support for in-service performance, material characterisation and formability. This evolved in the development of our Aurora online material data service and the development of accurate and easy to use advanced material models for forming and crash simulation. His next challenge is to employ material performance knowledge in customer engineering projects and to develop new Aurora features enabling customers to get the full potential out of our materials.

E:Marc.Scholting@tatasteeleurope.com

Marc Scholting
Principal researcher