Finite Element Simulation of Hot Forging
FEA & CFD Based Simulation Design Analysis Virtual prototyping MultiObjective Optimization
Hot forging comprises all forming processes that occur above the recrystallization temperature of a metal. The characteristic effect of hot forming, is the significant material strength reduction (yield stress). Hot forging is used when the goal is to achieve complex 3D geometries via forming. In addition, it enables the processing of difficult-to-form materials, which can be formed only with limitations when cold. Due to the strength reduction under hot forging conditions, the force and work demand of the processes can be lowered in comparison to cold forming.