Solving technological problems
QFORM is an ideal means for the forging technology development and optimization, which allows to minimize or even to avoid sample forgings. First and foremost the software provides an opportunity of conducting a detailed analysis of the material flow in the dies shaped as intricately as wished and identify possible flaws related to an inadequate filling of the die impression, the formation of laps and flow-through defects. In this stage the process engineer uses the software to investigate the impact of the shape and dimensions of the forging as well as that of intermediate transformations on the material flow. Having achieved the die filling, the process engineer can pursue further optimization to cut the material consumption, reduce the forging force and assure the required forging quality and properties. Next the process engineer has an opportunity to calculate the stresses and deformations in the dies and to achieve enhanced process tool durability by changing the design. In this way the software used in a production environment is instrumental in providing a considerable economic effect.