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Simulation of metal forming processes using finite elements

Simulación mediante elementos finitos de procesos de conformado metálico

We carry out advanced numerical simulations of metal forming processes: hot and cold forging, rotary forging, hot and cold forming, tube rolling, tube and sheet hydroforming.

We generate simulations based on a wide variety of metal materials, such as steels, UHSS, 3rd generation steels, high strength aluminium, magnesium, titanium, etc.

Numerical simulation is present in most metal forming companies, where it is an essential tool in the design and feasibility of components and processes, reducing the number of tests and experimental tests required.

Forging Processes

  • Rotary forging: Steel, aluminium and super-alloys. Process and tooling design and development, machine design in collaboration with Denn, development of near-net-shape prototypes, multi-material joints through forming.
  • Forging: hot, semi-hot and cold forging of steel and aluminium with solutions for the entire value chain: material, design of preforms, process development and/or optimisation, tooling, machine and product specifications.

Sheet stamping processes

  • Cold forming: Steel, aluminium. Process and tooling design and development.
    Adjustment of properties of the materials to plastic performance phenomenological laws.
    Advanced simulation of processes.
    Model calibration.
  • Hot forming: Hardened steels and high strength aluminium.
    Process and tooling design and development.
    Adjustment of properties of the materials to plastic performance phenomenological laws.
    Advanced simulation of processes.
    Model calibration.
    Design and analysis of die cooling systems through thermal simulation.

Aimed at:

  • Metal transformation sector.
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