FORGE® is a very powerful metal forming simulation software. It has allowed us to develop new forming processes for many years with a high level of confidence and reliability.
The continuous improvement of its capacities on many fields, as heat treatment, metallurgy or material data, gives us the possibility to look deeply into the study of the process parameters that affect the formed parts properties.
Using FORGE® is a must in our daily work, as it plays a key role when designing forming processes.
Iñaki Perez Bilbao, Tecnalia, Spain
Otto FUCHS KG, Germany
FORGE® meets the growing demand for quality and development time since all our processes are modeled and optimized through simulation before manufacturing. The material flow of our non-iron metals like Titanium and Aluminum can easily be tracked and tools optimized to reach better results.
Furthermore, the great flexibility of the software allows advanced self-programming for fast preprocessing procedures and new processes ideas are easily implemented into the software, giving Otto Fuchs a strategic advantage in the aeronautical and automobile fields.
Mauricio Santaella, Otto Fuchs KG, Germany
Groupe Lépine, France
Our main use of FORGE® is the industrialization of new hip prostheses to validate the feasibility, anticipate defects and thus save time and development costs; but also the optimization of existing processes (e.g. more homogeneous filling, reduction of material scrap). In the medium term, we hope to directly integrate FORGE® into our CAD software for automatic optimization of our tools and thus increase our reactivity.
Etienne Martin, Groupe Lépine, France
FELB SRL, Italy
I verified on the real case how the numerical simulation developed with FORGE® was helpful to support the technical decisions, early in the proposal estimation. Thanks to FORGE®, to mine and Ing. Fioletti’s knowledge, and to the EnginSoft’s support, we were able to offer a superior quality part, with a considerably increase on efficiency.
I rediscovered in FORGE® what I did in the past with the modelling clay, trying to understand the movement of the material. FORGE® allows me to see in a very detailed way what happens to the material and the causes of specific defects, suggesting the best way to solve them.
From a CEO point of view, I’m even now noticing interesting returns: we can now expand our business, in terms of batch size and/or complexity of the parts. Advantages on the efficiency on my production processes could be the key to establishing us on these new markets.
Luigi Catalini, Felb, Italy
FORGE® software helps us develop products with complex geometry (by observing the material flow) and in our forging trial methodology. We also use simulation to optimize the geometry of the billets and thus improve the forging of the implants by looking for the appearance of defects such as underfilling or folding.
Samuel Frenette, Marle, France
Ohio State University, USA
The analysis carried out with FORGE® to model the evolution of defects in aeroengine disk forging would not have yielded results this close to experimental values on many other metal forging software products. FORGE® has a unique multi-body approach to modeling such complicated phenomena which enhances the simulation capabilities of processes.
Rajiv Shivpuri, Ohio State University, USA
TEI (TUSAS Engine Industries Inc.), TurKEY
We look for a virtual manufacturing software for simulation of hot forging process of aero-engine components. Main idea is to come up with the most forgeable part geometry that serves best to the design intent of the final component. After a couple of benchmarks we have chosen FORGE NXT from Transvalor, which has unequaled simulation speeds, high accuracy levels for the results and multi-core simulation capabilities.
Groupe SIFCOR, FRance
This software gives us information on the fill level, the temperature, the pressure within the parts, the wear resistance, the tooling lifetime, as well as the stress level required for the presses. We model all new components on the software in order to approve the routing before going on to production, and to improve our reactivity in matters of development.
The parts that are already serially produced continue to be studied in the perspective of decreasing the material input and increasing the lifetime of the tool.
Moreover, we also use FEM simulation software MSC Patran-Nastran and MSC Fatigue. These programs help us design and dimension the parts in compliance with the specification provided by our customers. By applying a static or dynamic load to the part, they give us data on the extent of the deformation, of strain and its fatigue resistance.
The know-how of the simulation engineers and the forging operators contributes to ensuring the control of these elements for comparison and optimisation, in order to validate the simulation and to apply it to manufacturing.
Manquillet Parizel, France
We are proud to be able to use this type of essential tool today for the good development of new products and the optimization of existing products!