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Best-in-class simulation software for the forging industry

FORGE® is the software solution for the simulation of hot and cold forming processes. It has been the flagship product of Transvalor for almost 35 years and is used by customers throughout the world. FORGE® fulfills the needs of companies producing forged parts for a variety of industrial sectors.

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Anticipate the presence of defects

FORGE® software has unique features such as point tracking to easily detect any cold-shut areas in the part and to predict metal fibering which is essential to ensure that forgings possess good mechanical properties. Innovative marking techniques allow to materialize the segregations located in the center of the billet or to identify flow-through defects.

FORGE® incorporates several damage criteria that can be enabled to detect critical areas on the part.

Replis_FORGEFold/lap analysis: accurate folds/laps prediction of a mining steel component.
Fold/lap area is shown in red inside the frame.

 

Forging tools and equipment

Tool life is a major challenge for which FORGE® predicts stresses, abrasive wear, temperatures and also areas subject to elastic or plastic deformation.

FORGE® predicts forging loads, energies consumed,torques and powers developed during each deformation operation. Then you can anticipate whether the effort required does not exceed the maximum capacity of your equipment, balance forging loads between the different stages and view die balancing and deflection problems.

durée de vie outil FORGEFully coupled thermo-mechanical analysis between the part and the dies (6 dies with thermo-mechanical computation).
Von Mises stress distribution is represented in the dies.

 

Optimizing material savings

Transvalor has been the first software provider to promote the concept of automatic optimization applied to material forming processes. Optimizing the starting billets to automatically improve yield or determining the ideal rolled preforms to ensure complete and defect-free die filling. Applied to forged components, automatic optimization allows to reduce material costs by decreasing initial billet weight, do savings on energy cost by decreasing press load and extend die life by minimizing stress levels in the dies.

Automatic optimization FORGE 2Before optimisation (red) and after optimisation (blue).

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Concerned industries

And many more

 

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FORGE® for the automotive industry

FORGE® is used by the largest manufacturers of forgings in the world for the automotive industry.

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FORGE® for aeronautics

FORGE® is used by key producers worldwide to design engine parts such as pressure disks or fan disks or fans, landing gears, fuselage parts, etc.

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FORGE® for the medical sector

Our simulation software is an essential and strategic tool for the development of medical devices with high added value.

Case study Dextra Group

Challenges

Optimize the swaging process of their key product by managing the load applied on the equipment and dimensioning the tools.

Solutions

With FORGE®, carry out a parametric study to provide guidance, establish accurate swaging effort diagram and determine elastoplastic law.

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Testimonial

"Correlation between simulations and experiment has always shown great accuracy on the past studies we have done with FORGE® software; be it in terms of efforts, deformations, stress reached, or hardness evolution."

Laurent  FORT, Engineering and Plant Manager, Dextra Group, Thaïland
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Competitive advantages

Clear and objective reasons to distinguish ourselves
 
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Recognized world reference

To opt for Transvalor is to trust the expertise of the teams and the excellence of the products, which have been a step ahead for its customers for more than 35 years.

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Reliability and stability

Results that perfectly reflect reality to produce high-quality parts from the first batch. Stable and efficient remeshing capabilities with tetrahedral elements perfectly adapted to the successive and intensive remeshing.

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High performance in parallel computing

Parallel computing is available for all processes and is compatible with all options. FORGE® keeps an almost constant efficiency for calculations launched on a large number of cores.

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The manufacturing chain from A to Z

Simulate all the operations required to manufacture your part, from furnace or induction billet heating, through all stages of preforming and forging to final operations (trimming, punching and heat treatment).

 

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