New version of our forging simulation software, FORGE® NxT 3.0

From our users recommendations, we have developed and integrated new innovative features in FORGE® NxT 3.0, a new version released in March 2019.

Among the main features and improvements of this version, FORGE® NxT 3.0 includes:

  • Improvement of computation time: Many improvements have been made at different levels, allowing the reduction of CPU time:
     Improvement of mesh quality
    -  Computation time of sensors divided by 8: Ideal for projects with many sensors, particle transport ...
     Acceleration of partitioning: Computation time of partitioning reduced to 90% (on average)
  • Enhancement of the mesh adaptation: More accurate meshing especially in contact zones and for the shape of the part after cutting, for a similar number of nodes.


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  • Improvement of cutting and shearing processesThe cutting surface is cleaned and smoothed and then, transferred to the subsequent chain of simulations, without mesh problems resulting from cutting.
  • New analysis models for heat treatment of aluminium alloys:
    -  For quenching : Quench Factor Analysis (QFA) standard (for fast quenching) and improved Quench Factor Analysis (for slow quenching)
    -  For artificial aging : Shercliff-Ashby model enables to simulate the precipitation hardening treatment of aluminium alloys.
  • Introduction of forming limit diagramsThe analysis of the deformation state of thin metal sheets has been improved and it is now possible to determine the risk of cracks.

forming limit diagram FORGE 

  • Supplied quench curves: Thermal exchanges and their variations during quenching are better considered and better expressed thanks to the generation of curves of drasticity. To get these curves, a material database of our scientific partner Quaker Houghton has been integrated. Each file is provided with its description and comparison with the experimental curves.
  • Management of multi-materials interfacesThe interfaces between each layer are generated with more precision for 2D but also for 3D.
  • Simplified results transfer from THERCAST® to FORGE®In order to simplify the interoperability between software (e. g. porosity fraction, macrosegregation map), FORGE® automatically detects data from THERCAST® files when they are imported into FORGE®.
  • Implementation of electrically assisted processes:
    Electric upsetting process : Possibility to simulate in 2D and in 3D
    -  Magnetic Pulse Forming: Consideration of Lorentz forces

FORGE 3.0 electrical upsetting simulation

  • Introduction of a computation manager: This new system enables you to manage the launching of several simulations into a batch. You will now be able to use the interface to define your user solvers or your remote machines and clusters.

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