forging

Simulation devoted to stamping, closed-die and open-die forging

In extremely competitive and constantly evolving markets, simulation is now a significant stage in the development cycle of forged components with high added value. It becomes an essential tool to represent "virtually" the metal deformation whatever the forming conditions and to study all the thermo-mechanical or metallurgical phenomena occurring during the processes. This provides you with a great lever for innovation and competitiveness.

Challenges

What are your issues? How can simulation help you?

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Produce high quality components

To detect defaults such as folds or cracks upstream and to guarantee a good resistance against mechanical stresses thanks to optimum corroyage and fiberizing.

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Accelerate time to market

To design first-time-right products and thus reduce the number of trials / errors and limit the machine occupancy rate during the prototyping phases.

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Reduce production costs

To save on quantities of material used, increase the tool life and optimize the number of frappes for each forging sequence.

Be predictive on all your deformation processes

From the most traditional to the most particular processes, numerical simulation allows you to produce forged components with high added value.

With a simulation software, you become more predictive on various elements that get influence on your costs and the quality of your parts:

  • Anticipate the presence of defects: position, evolution, deepness of folds...
  • Prevent deformations, wear and tool breakage whatever the stage of your process.
  • Select the appropriate forging equipment according to the forging loads, energies consumed...
  • Ensure part health with good fibering 
  • Visualize areas subject to damage
  • Track sheared faces, segregated areas and flow-through defects

All these elements concern our FORGE® simulation software and are applicable for a large number of forging processes (closed-die forging, open-die forging, flat and long products rolling, ring rolling, reducer rolling, electrical upsetting, shearing, sheet metal forming, cold forming, etc.).

It is suitable for any kind of metallic alloy.


Discover our solution

Reduce your costs and improve your performance

With simulation, you will be able to: 

  • Better understand physical phenomena occurring during the process
  • Guarantee your part feasibility according to the manufacturing process compatible with your means of production  
  • Propose the best costs by anticipating material quantities and the number of steps required to produce the parts
  • Limit non-quality costs by upstream detection of forging defects
  • Make rational engineering choices that meet the needs expressed by the customer
  • Adopt a continuous improvement approach by optimizing existing productions
  • Meet your customers’ forging quality and performance requirements 
  • Capitalize engineering know-how held within the company

Capitalize at different stages of you activity

Simulation has a positive and significant impact at multiple stages of your activity:

  • During the R&D phase, for the development of innovative or complex products
  • During the quotation phase, to be able to position quickly with respect to a new manufacture
  • During the design & process development phase, to reduce time-to-market
  • During the production phase, to control manufacturing costs

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Targeted industries

And many more

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FORGE® for the automotive industry

FORGE® is used by the largest manufacturers of forgings in the world for the automotive industry.

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FORGE® for aeronautics

FORGE® is used by key producers worldwide to design engine parts such as pressure disks or fan disks or fans, landing gears, fuselage parts, etc.

medical-sector

FORGE® for the medical sector

Our simulation software is an essential and strategic tool for the development of medical devices with high added value.

Case Study Felb Srl

Challenges

Confirm the technical feasibility for the implementation of two hundred ASTM 105 steel parts by shape rolling.

Solutions

Validate numerically the ring rolling process of steel rings before production launch of the ordered lot.

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Testimonial

« The obtained results confirm that the use of FORGE® for the numerical simulation is definitely a good business card for our company, also talking on pure commercial terms. It allows us to differentiate in a very positive way, anticipating customers’ objections and offering a sensible cost reduction and quality increase. »

Fabio  FIOLETTI, Sales Manager, Felb Srl, Italy
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