Quality problems of forged steel products may originate from the ingot casting process. Simulation tools for both casting and forming processes are available to analyze and optimize the quality and productivity of each.
This issue of FORGE marks the beginning of
its sixth year of publication, an event of which we are very proud. A great deal
of information has passed through our hands and eventually onto our pages and
website over that period of time. To help readers more easily find the
information they seek, we offer this index – by major category – of all our
feature articles to date.
In a fast-paced global economy, the ability of
induction heating manufacturers to minimize time between a customer’s request
for a quotation and a prepared quote based on efficient computer modeling is
critical to a company’s success.
Computer modeling is no longer just a useful tool, it has become a necessity. Computer simulation provides the ability to predict how different factors may affect the transitional and final thermal conditions of a heated workpiece and what must be done to determine the most appropriate process recipes.