Our design team are specialists in creating and modifying initial designs for manufacture.
Our experienced teams at Sheffield Forgemasters use preliminary design software and hardware tools for steel melting, casting and forging prediction and analysis. Preliminary design services can reduce the risks and costs involved in various steps of a steel making process, converting heavily stressed and safety critical fabricated components into an optimal cast or forged steel solutions.
Our research & development team can also suggest modifications to existing designs which can significantly improve the safety, functionality or overall cost for our customers projects.
Sheffield Forgemasters has a perfect mix of over 200 years' experience, in steel making and manufacturing, along with state-of-the-art tools, techniques and capbilities.
Preliminary design and simulation provided by Sheffield Forgemasters means confidence in safety-critical components.
Customers can also be provided with designs and solutions that reduce overall costs, whether this is from fabrication, assembly or transport.
Sheffield Forgemasters has a team of experts onsite, dedicated to R&D activities.
Preliminary design simulations predict failures in the product by determining the influence of stresses generated from thermal mismatch and phase transformations.
As well as liquid metal flow simulated using casting software, Sheffield Forgemasters also make use of fluid dynamic software to determine how air or water flows around components during heating and cooling or quenching operations, essential to maintain uniformity.
Using sophisitcated CAD software we can create or adapt bespoke 3D designs whilst assessing the logistics of manufacturing components.
We pride ourselves in the quality of our products, therefore CAD is crucial to minimise errors and analyse any potential problems before they occur.
Producing bespoke designs allows us to meet niche requirements, predict and advise on potential complications in manufacturing prcesses.
Sheffield Forgemasters has a dedicated and highly qualified Research & Development team. The R&D team provides expert analysis, prediction, modelling and design services to various areas of the Sheffield Forgemasters business. Many consultancy services are also available to our customers and external contracts.
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