Rotary forging is a cold-forming process invented by Edwin Elmer Slick in 1914. Slick Mills were used to form circular products such as railroad wheels and tire molds. More recently, research to further the process is being conducted at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) in Glasgow, Scotland.
Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) acquired Dynamic Flowform Corp., a Billerica, Mass.-based company that uses a precision flow-forming process to produce thin-walled components in net or near-net shapes across multiple alloy systems.
For incremental forming process simulations, the Dual-Mesh technique implemented in Transvalor’s FORGE® simulation software offers the result quality obtained with a very fine mesh at the computing calculation cost of a coarser one.