Of all hardfacing applications, tool-and-die repairs are one of the most metallurgically challenging. What makes it so challenging is the metallurgy of the base materials and their compatibility with the hardfacing products, as well as the post-weld heat treatments required.
Metal-forming simulations are used to develop unique processing techniques by eliminating the high number of laboratory tests required in such research, but they are also used extensively for the predictive detection of possible material failures, forging force detection, proper die design and topology optimization in the industry.
Cleveland was revisited as the site of Forge Fair 2017 April 4-6. More than 1,600 attendees made their way to the shores of Lake Erie to see the best and brightest that the forging industry had to offer.
For the second consecutive time, Cleveland hosted Forge Fair during the first week of April. The event was a rousing success, as forging industry executives and technical experts from around the world converged on the shores of Lake Erie for three days of exhibitions and technical sessions.
Gerdau, a leading supplier of SBQ steel, has prepared to better serve the forging industry through modernizing its processes and equipment, finding ways to improve steel cleanliness and remaining intensely focused on forgers.
Many of the North American forging industry’s most talented technical people recently gathered for two days of technology updates and presentations at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.