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Title: Forging Advisor

Many mechanical designs demand components produced to a near net shape condition to minimize subsequent process steps. Rough machining from slab or bar stock can quickly and economically produce simple prismatic or cylindrical shapes. More complex shapes can be produced by laser engineered net shaping (LENS), casting , or forging. But for components that require great strength in mission critical applications, forging may be the best or even the only option. However, designers of these parts may and often do lack the detailed forging process knowledge necessary to understand the impact of process details such as grain flow or parting line placement on both the forging process and the characteristics of the forged part. Economics and scheduling requirements must also be considered. Sometimes the only viable answer to a difficult problem is to re-design the assembly to reduce loading and enable use of other alternatives.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
809132
Report Number(s):
DOE/CE/41123-2
NCMS Project Number 140168; TRN: US200307%%392
DOE Contract Number:
FC07-94CE41123
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Mar 2003
Research Org:
National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (US)
Sponsoring Org:
(US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; CASTING; ECONOMICS; FORGING; LASERS; MACHINING; SHAPE