Creation of forged parts in 3D



Rules for making the forging tooling

All FORGINAL industrie’s tools are designed, developed and made in-house.

Over the years, we have established a set of technical measures to optimise how we make forged parts, in a constant effort to reduce costs and completion times.

FORGINAL industrie has established general principles for making its forging tools, rules for each family of parts, and also for each production tool (pneumatic drop hammer, board drop hammer, presses, etc.). These rules have been established in order to ensure and improve the following:

  • Safety of the forging operator at his work position
  • Flow of the various types of materials in the forging tools
  • Thinness of the parting lines
  • Displacement of the forging tools during hammering
  • Appearance of your parts

Making forged parts

Drop forgings are made in 2 stages :
1/ The forged part is built in 3D using Solidworks in order to :
  • Check the feasibility of your forging project
  • Add drafts, radii, placement of the parting line and other data specific to our profession
  • Optimise the gross raw material weight, i.e. the weight of raw material needed for forging production
  • Ensure the durability of the tool over time and minimise refurbishments between manufacturing runs
2/ The forging tool is created on Mastercam :
  • Determine how many prints can be machined in the tool => the more parts forged at the same time, the higher the rate. This of course reduces production costs.
  • Determine the number and shape of the rough forgings
  • Determine on which machine the part will be forged (according to the required power and the type of raw material)

The tool is checked using the FORGE 4 software before production is started. The flow of the material and the forging temperatures are checked by computer simulation before forging is started.