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FORGE® for the Medical Sector

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Numerical simulation for precision forging of orthopedic prostheses and surgical implants

In the medical industry, in order to guarantee the precision, quality and safety of parts, numerical simulation has now become an essential and strategic tool for developing high value-added medical devices.

Hip stems, tibial keels, shoulders, ankle or elbow made of stainless steel, titanium, zirconium or cobalt-chromium alloys

FORGE®, hot and cold forging process simulation software, is particularly suitable for simulating high-precision forging (near-net) for designing orthopedic implants (hips, knees, shoulders, ankles, dental implants, etc.) and  ancillaries that guarantee high-level physical and mechanical properties.

Thanks to the FORGE® software, you have a high performance predictive tool for simulating the entire forging range according to different processes: closed die forging, stamping, machining, heat treatment ...

If you wish to know all the FORGE® capabilities 
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Simulation évolution thermique implant fémoral FORGE

A real lever of competitiveness for medical devices manufacturing

FORGE® allows peers of the medical industry to conduct process and product simulations for medical devices made from titanium, zirconium, stainless steel, cobalt chromium alloys and other materials.

But why using simulation ?

Accelerate your designing and industrialization phases

Conduct simulation in order to optimize your forging process from the billet to the finished part, then check the behavior of the parts in conditions of use: prevent deformations, fatigue, cracks … and increase reactivity.
   

Reduce your manufacturing costs

Design "first-time-right" parts. FORGE® allows you to avoid having producing several prototypes or having to conduct many experimental tests that are both costly and tedious. You can therefore reduce your material and energy costs
   

Guarantee compliance with order and design brief specifications

Manufacture high-quality components in order to guarantee your customers the reliability and safety of your medical devices: anticipate the presence of defects, folds, ensure the fibering of parts by in vivo monitoring... in order to obtain parts that better resist mechanical stresses and prevent cases of rupture.
   

Improve your innovation capacity

Simulating allows you to test different designs and model complex and detailed geometries, but also to try new forging technologies and be very innovative. Stand out from the competition!
Simulation d'un stent sous contraintes

Service life of a stent under stress

Thermal change in a hip prosthesis during the forging process


Testimonials:

  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
   
 
  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.

Marle, France
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