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The high temperature deformation of a broad range of steels, during open die forging, is routinely simulated. When necessary, material rheology and physical properties are experimentally determined. Such simulations ensure efficient processing and are used to develop new forging methodologies. This activity is fundamental to gaining an enhanced understanding of the forging operations and allows challenging processes to be honed. Key outputs of forging simulations are strain distributions, material temperature, die stress, flow lines, required load and point tracking.

Sheffield Forgemasters RD26 can offer:

  • Simulation of current forging procedures
  • Design of forging processes and tools
  • Experimental determination of material properties