When you want to produce metal shapes using localized compressive forces, forging is your technique of choice. The popular use of forged metal products in various industries is highly attributed to the engineering perfection and technical capability of the forging industry. Moreover, different types of machine forging processes produce cold forgings, impression die forgings, open die forgings, and seamless rolled ring forgings that apply in the manufacturing industry. However, to achieve successful and effective forging operations, proper forging design must be ensured. Here are the factors you need to consider for forging design:
Although it’s possible for the forged components to be manufactured in any shape, the final cost of the tooling is dependent upon the shape of the forged part. Furthermore, with simple forging shapes, the flow of the material being used will be smoother.
It’s important to consider the details and dimensions of the machining operations, machining locations, and the functions of the forged part when a forging design is being developed. During the designing process, you’ll also need to think about the number of your required materials and the energy that’s required for the machine forging operation. You can have a good idea about the design’s cost-effectiveness when you analyze the forging load and the energy requirement.
Forging designers choose raw materials can pick raw materials from a wide array of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys such as stainless steel, aluminum, copper alloys, and carbon, micro-alloy, and alloy steel.
In a nutshell, you can ensure the precision of your forging design if you consider the surface finish, overall geometry dimensional tolerance, and the compliance with the requirement.
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