QuantorForm partner Beijing Intelligent United Innovation Technology Co., Ltd. participation in National Titanium Alloy Forming Conference

Beijing,CHINA – IUIT (Beijing Intelligent United Innovation Technology Co., Ltd) participated in the National Titanium Alloy Forming Conference organized by CSAA (Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics) on May 28th,2011, many engineers and experts in this field were invited.

Titanium and its alloys can be cold and hot formed on standard equipment using techniques similar to those of stainless steels. However, titanium possesses certain unique characteristics that affect formability, and these must be considered when undertaking titanium forming operations. The room temperature ductility of titanium and its alloys is generally less than that of the common structural metals including stainless steels. This necessitates more generous bend radii and less allowance for stretch formability when cold forming. Titanium has a relatively low modulus of elasticity, about half that of stainless steel. This results in greater spring back during forming and requires compensation either during bending or in post-bend treatment. Titanium in contact with itself or other metals exhibits a greater tendency to stick than stainless steel, therefore sliding contact with tooling surfaces during forming calls for the use of lubricants.

Hanlong Liu, product manager of IUIT, shows the FEM tool - QForm for cold, warm, hot forming processes simulation developed by Quantorform Ltd.

QForm is one of the specialized simulation software tools used in solving Forging, Profile Extrusion, Ring Rolling, Helical Rolling, Heat Treatment and Microstructure prediction problems based on finite element calculation method with the advantages of fast simulation speed, strong practicability and high efficiency. It’s very helpful for improving the process of forging.