In this first of two articles on how design of experiments (DOE) and optimization can be applied to forging, we will define the terms and illustrate how they fit forging design and process development. To maximize the return for the time and capital invested, all experiments will be performed using process simulation. The second article will show case studies of forging applications and illustrate how these tools can speed up the development process and provide insight into the required process controls for a cost-effective, robust process.
Check out the October 2020 issue of FORGE, featuring our cover story on "Fever Screening and Forging Quality". Other features include "Forging with Hybrid Steel", "FutureForge in Scotland: The Goldilocks Effect", and much more.