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Simulation for heat treatment applications

Depending on the applications in which the parts are used, heat treatment processes allow to obtain specific properties, such as ductility, hardness, resistance, resilience, toughness, etc. From mass treatments such as quenching and annealing / tempering, to surface treatments such as case hardening, nitriding or even induction hardening, simulation provides a predictive solution to the challenges of these processes.

Challenges

What are your issues? How can simulation help you?

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Control metallurgical changes

To predict the properties of a part undergone by a heat treatment application.

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Predict areas of stress and distortion

To improve the mechanical resistance of parts and test your parts in conditions of use.

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Reduce the number of trials

To reduce the number of tests and prototypes made before the manufacturing phase.

Transvalor solution

Transvalor offers a solution devoted to heat treatment processes simulation.

Optimize your processes of heat treatment

Numerical simulation is a powerful tool for industrialists wishing to improve their heat treatment processes, be predictive on in-use properties of their final parts and on the equipment and matrices used.

Simulation provides comprehensive information about temperature gradient from surface to core and also the location of areas where phase transformations occur, from heating to cooling.

Surface heat treatment processes, steel grade treatment but also aluminum alloy treatment can be simulated with that kind of software.

That is the case with our SIMHEAT® software, which makes it possible to model many processes such as induction hardening, quenching, carburizing, nitriding, austenitization, annealing, tempering, controlled cooling, and for aluminum alloys solutionizing and artificial ageing.


Discover our solution

Save money and improve your performance

Numerical simulation has many benefits for your activity:
  • Increase high-quality component performance
  • Ensure the process feasibility and repeatability
  • Predict final in-service properties by controlling microstructural evolution
  • Master product dimensions by minimizing distortions
  • Limit the risk of rejected parts by anticipating defects and avoiding cracks
  • Reduce energy consumption by optimizing heating and holding cycle time
  • Optimize current frequency in induction heat-treating to obtain expected surface hardness and core ductility

For all types of jobs

Numerical simulation is a powerful tool for industrialists wishing to improve their heat treatment processes, be predictive on in-use properties of their final parts and on the equipment and matrices used.

Simulation provides comprehensive information about temperature gradient from surface to core and also the location of areas where phase transformations occur, from heating to cooling.

Surface heat treatment processes, steel grade treatment but also aluminum alloy treatment can be simulated with that kind of software.

That is the case with our SIMHEAT® software, which makes it possible to model many processes such as induction hardening, quenching, carburizing, nitriding, austenitization, annealing, tempering, controlled cooling, and for aluminum alloys solutionizing and artificial ageing.


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Concerned processes

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Induction hardening

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Carburizing

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Case hardening

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Nitriding

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Quenching

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Annealing / Tempering

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Controlled cooling

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Austenizing

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Solutionizing

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Artificial ageing

Concerned industries

automotive industry

SIMHEAT® for the Automotive Industry

Simulation is commonly used in the automotive industry to act on the final characteristics of parts (weight, ductility, hardness and resistance).

aerospace industry

SIMHEAT® for the Aerospace Industry

To improve the performance and resistance of aeronautical parts, simulation makes it possible to predict metallurgical transformations of metals.

medical industry

SIMHEAT® for the Medical Sector

Heat treatment processes can be simulated to optimize mechanical properties and ensure the safety of surgical implants during their application.

Case study NTN-SNR Roulements

Challenges

Validate the induction hardening process for the manufacturing of steel bearing rings.

Solutions

By considering the characteristics of the current generator, the software provides a major asset to precisely describe the entire process, from the induction heating up to the final quenching stage.

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Testimonial

"The FORGE® solution is predictive because the parameters of the generator are used as they are as input data in the simulation for predicting the metallurgical properties of the part."

Victor  Lejay, Process Development Engineer, NTN-SNR Roulements, France
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