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 version released in March 2019. 

Please consult this article to learn more about our latest release FORGE® NxT 3.2 (January 2021).

What's new in FORGE® NxT 3.0?

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.

FORGE 3.0 mesh adaptation

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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. Read more
    -  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.

FORGE_3.0_forming_limit_diagram Forming limit diagram

  • 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:
    Electrical upsetting process : Possibility to simulate in 2D and in 3D Read more
    -  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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