FORGE 2D version is a software package developed through a joint research program, involving major companies such as SNECMA (France), and the Ecole des Mines de Paris, a leading french university. SNECMA has been successfully using the package since 1989.
FORGE 3D version has also been developed through a joint research program, involving companies such as PEUGEOT S.A. (France), FORGES DE COURCELLES (France), PECHINEY (France), SAFE ASCOMETAL (France), TEKSID (Italy), and the Ecole des Mines de Paris.
FORGE is dedicated to the simulation of hot, warm and cold forging of both 3D parts (* steering knuckles, crankshafts, * twin connection rods, lower arms, *constant velocity joints, bevel gears,* aircraft landing gears, fan blades, engine mountings, and wing components ) and 2D geometry parts ( axisymmetric (revolution) parts and parts with high length-to-width ratios such as:
* cylinders, impacts, extrusions, axles, shafts, gear blanks, rings, fasteners and wire drawing,* aircraft disks, blades and wheels, * bearing cages, railway wheels )
Using the software with different process settings and/or different die designs, the user can optimize part production at low cost, compared to usual trial-and-error testing. FORGE is used for rational decision-making and ultimately, leads to production cost reduction.
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