New process development or the redesign of an underperforming job gives engineers a chance to investigate process influences and design alternatives. Examples of how process simulation has been used in design-optimization projects are detailed.
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.
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.