The RD&T team carry out full new concept design and design optimisation (design for manufacture) for our customers using our expert capability. This can be coupled with material development for a truly optimal solution.
Our intimate knowledge of the manufacturing process, combined with our experience and design skills, allows us to take on engineering challenges provided to us by our customers. This ranges from design validation of existing components through to full design of bespoke items.
Bespoke items are designed around specified load cases whereas existing designs can be modified to improve manufacturing efficiency and component performance. Assessments are performed using hand calculations, computer simulations of the manufacturing process and finite element stress analyses.
Designing for manufacture is the team’s specialist field. It ensures that safety critical and heavily stressed components have optimal design and therefore performance.
Modelling capabilities include:
Material improvement or new material development via simulation, heat treatment trials and mechanical testing.
Having a prediction capability requires a solid understanding of the processes. Our software, hardware and experience allows us to predict:
We have pioneered the use of castings providing:
Experience in design to relevant codes in the following markets/sectors:
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Sheffield Forgemasters has a rich history in the steel industry and has been a major part of the Sheffield steel story. The company is now a high technology solutions provider offering some of the largest and most complex steel components in the World but our legacy dates back over 200 years.
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