Klaus LeanSigma

References

List of extrusion projects

  • Reduction of stop-dies
  • Reduction of quality scrap
  • Reduction of technical scrap
  • Reduction of press downtime
  • Improvement of basket logistic
  • Improvement of ageing furnace capacity
  • Investment of water spray quench
  • Reduction of work-in-process

List of trainings held

  • Aluminum Extrusion Training
  • Lean SixSigma Blackbelt
  • Lean SixSigma Greenbelt
  • Project Management

List of publications

  • Klaus, A: How to find problems in the extrusion industry. ICEB International Conference on extrusion and benchmark, Dortmund, 2009.
  • Klaus, A: Research in the Extrusion Industry: Meeting Future Demands. Light Metal Age Sept./Oct 2007, Volume 65, No.5. (also: Extrusion Workshop “Latest advances on extrusion technology and Simulation in Europe”, Bologna, 2007)
  • Matthias Kleiner; Michael Schomäcker, Alexander Klaus: Influencing Factors on the Manufacture of Composite Extrusions. WGP-Annalen (2005)
  • Matthias Kleiner; Michael Schomäcker, Alexander Klaus: Characterisation of the Influences on the Manufacture of Composite Extrusions. Konferenzbeitrag, Metal Forming (2006)
  • Kleiner, M.; Schomäcker; M.; Schikorra, M.; Klaus, A.: Numerical Analysis of Continuously Reinforced Extrusion. Annals of the WGP, Production Engineering (2005)
  • Kleiner, M.; Klaus, A.; Schomäcker, M.: Properties of Curved Light Metal Profiles Manufactured by Rounding During Extrusion. Production Engineering, Hanser Edition Munich (2005)
  • Becker, D.; Klaus, A.; Kleiner, M.: Three-dimensional curved profile extrusion. ICTP
  • Becker, D.; Schomäcker, M.; Klaus, A.; Kleiner, M.: Alternative Manufacture of Curved Profiles for Automotive and Railway Lightweight Constructions. Proceedings of the 1st Intl. Conference Aluminium in Transport, Moscow, Russia, (2005)
  • Klaus, A.; Kleiner, M.: Research for the flexible production of lightweight frame structures. Aluminium, vol. 80 (2004), Issue 12, pp. 1364-1366. (in german)
  • Kleiner, M.; Klaus, A.; Becker, D..: Multi-axial curved profile extrusion. Aluminium, vol. 80 (2004), Issue 12, pp. 1366-1370. (in german)
  • Kleiner, M.; Klaus, A.; Schomäcker, M.: Composite extrusion. Aluminium, vol. 80 (2004), Issue 12, pp. 1370-1374. (in german)
  • Klaus, A.; Schomäcker, M.; Kleiner, M.: First Advances in the Manufacture of Composite Extrusions for Lightweight Constructions. Light Metal Age, vol. 62 (2004), No. 8, S. 12-21.
  • Klaus, A.; Schomäcker, M.; Kleiner, M.: Composite extrusion – vision for automotive lightweight construction. Proc. 11th Saxonian conf. on forming technology, Freiberg, Germany, 2004, pp. 281-297. (in german)
  • Kleiner, M; Klaus, A.: A Scientific Success Story in Manufacturing Technology. Research Report of the Graduate School of Production Engineering and Logistics, University of Dortmund, pp. 26-29.
  • Klaus, A.; Kleiner, M.: Developments in the Manufacture of Curved Extruded Profiles – Past, Present, and Future. Light Metal Age vol. 62 (2004), No. 7, pp. 22-32.
  • Kleiner, M.; Schomäcker; M.; Schikorra, M.; Klaus, A.: Manufacture of reinforced aluminum profiles for ultra lightweight frame structures by means of extrusion. Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik 2004, issue 35, pp. 431-439. (in german)
  • Wojciechowski, J.; Klaus, A.; Hagedorn, M.; Przybylski, W.; Kleiner, M.: Flexible joining of lightweight frame structures. www.utfscience.de, I/2004, pp. 1-5. (in german)
  • Kleiner, M.; Schomäcker, M.; Schikorra, M.; Klaus, A.: Manufacture of Continuously Reinforced Profiles Using Standard 6060 Billets. Proc. 8th Int. Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar, Orlando, USA, 2004, vol. 2, pp. 461-468.
  • Schikorra, M.; Schomäcker, M.; Klaus, A.; Kleiner, M.: Numerical Analysis of Material Flow in Continuously Reinforced Extrusion of Profiles. NAFEMS: Simulation of Complex Flows, Application and Trends, 2004, Niedernhausen, Germany.
  • Becker, D.; Klaus, A.; Kleiner, M.: Innovative manufacture of 3D-curved extruded profiles, ZWF vol. 98 (2003) Issue 10, pp. 476-479. (in german)
  • Chatti, S.; Dirksen, U.; Klaus, A.; Kleiner, M.: Curvature Sensors for Manufacturing of Curved Profiles. Proc. 7th Int. Conf. “Trends in the Development of Machinery and Associated Technology”, Barcelona, Spain, 2003, pp. 153-156.
  • Kleiner, M., Chatti, S.; Dirksen, U.; Klaus, A.: Process Control Systems for Manufacturing of Highly Accurate Curved Profiles by Three-Roll-Bending and Rounding During Extrusion. Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Accuracy in Forming Technology ICAFT, 14.-15.10.2003, Chemnitz, pp. 121-131. (in german)
  • Kleiner, M.; Klaus, A.: Flexible manufacture of lightweight frame structures – the new SFB/TR10. In: Geiger, M.; Ehrenstein, G. W. (Ed.): “Robust, shortened process sequences for lightweight sheet parts. Meisenbach, Bamberg, 2003. (in german)
  • Kleiner, M.; Geiger, M.; Klaus, A.: Manufacturing of Lightweight Components by Metal Forming. Keynote Paper, 53rd CIRP General Assembly, 24.-30.8.2003, Montreal, Canada. Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 52/2/2003, pp. 521-542.
  • Kleiner, M. ; Klaus A.: Flexible metal forming for lightweight frame structures. In: Reinhard, G.; Zäh, M. (Ed.): Marktchance Individualisierung, Springer 2003, pp. 277-284. (in german)
  • Klaus, A.: Direct Manufacture of Curved Profiles for Structural Applications. Proceedings Aluminium Two Thousand Congress, Rome, Italy, 2003.
  • Kleiner, M.; Klaus, A.: Process Optimisation of Rounding During Extrusion. Production Engineering 2002, Hanser Edition, Munich, vol. X/1, 2003, pp. 39-42.
  • Klaus, A: High Precision Extrusion of Curved Profiles for Structural Applications. Recent Developments in Metal Forming 2002, Int. Conf. 2002, Columbus, Ohio, ERC/NSM Ohio State University.
  • Klaus, A; Birkenstock, A.: High Precision Extrusion of Curved Profiles for Structural Applications. Aluminium 2002 Trade Fair, 2002, Essen, Germany.
  • Kleiner, M.; Klaus, A.: Flexible manufacture of curved extruded profiles for ultra lightweight Flexible frame structures. Proc. Conf. Applied Lightweight Construction, 2002, Cottbus, Germany, pp. 111-122. (in german)
  • Klaus, A.: Improvement of Manufacturing Accuracy and Process Reliability of Rounding During Extrusion. Ph.D. thesis, University of Dortmund, 2002, Shaker, Aachen. (in german)
  • Kleiner, M. ; Klaus, A.: Concept for Compound Extrusion of Long Fibre Reinforced Aluminum Profiles. STC-F Special Session on Manufacturing of Light Weight Components, 51st CIRP General Assembly, 2001, Nancy, France.
  • Klaus, A.; Chatti, S.; Kleiner, M.: Advanced Manufacturing of Curved Profiles for Hydroforming. Light Metal Age, April 2001, pp. 66-69.
  • Klaus, A.; Beerwald, Ch.: New research trends in aluminum forming technology – from laboratory to industrial manufacture. Proc. of the European Conf. on forming of aluminum in automotive applications, Bad Nauheim, Germany, 2001. (in german)
  • Kleiner, M.; Chatti, S.; Klaus, A.: Forming Mechanism of Bar Extrusion with Superimposed Lateral Force for Manufacturing of Rounded Profiles. STC-F Informal Session, CIRP General Assembly, 2000, Sydney, Australia.
  • Klaus, A.: Curved extruded profiles as semi-finished material for hydroforming. Seminar on hydroforming of hollow profiles. Haus der Technik, Essen, 2000
  • Klaus, A.; Arendes, D.; Chatti, S.; Kleiner, M.: Direct Rounding of Profiles During Extrusion. Proceedings of the 7th International Aluminum Extrusion Technology Seminar, Chicago, USA, 2000, vol. 2, pp. 415-420.
  • Klaus, A.: Application of thermal imaging for an online control system of welding processes. Industrial Vision Days, Stuttgart, 01.10.1998
  • Klaus, A.: Optical end detection of hot round bars at multi-stage presses. Master thesis, University of Dortmund, 1994. (in german)

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