Optimization of the service life of slide tools in forging presses with the variation of the closing mechanism and the forming speed

Theme
Forming technology
Project title Optimization of the service life of slide tools in forging presses with the variation of the closing mechanism and the forming speed (Standzeit Schieberwerkzeuge)
Project duration 01.05.2018 – 30.04.2020
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Material efficiency is a decisive factor to increase the economic efficiency in the production of geometrically complicated forging parts. For an efficient material utilization, the preforms are decisive. Those preforms can be optimized by a multi-directional forging process and the use of slide tools.

The research goal is to create a construction guideline for increasing the service life of slide tools. For this purpose, a modular tool concept will be developed, that allows the use of various angles on the wedge and slider as well as different closing mechanisms (e.g., springs) on different types of presses.

The developed construction guideline should show the process parameters that lead to a low-wear forming.

The implementation of the results should enable companies to use slide tools after at least one further development step.

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For the establishment of innovative manufacturing processes, consistent results and increased tool life is very important. When using slider tools in multidirectional forging processes, tool life identification has not been occurred yet. For the industrial implementation of slider tools, the influence of different process parameters on the resulting tool life is to be determined and a construction guideline for tool life increasement is created.

multi-directional forging, tool life optimization, design guidelines, toolmaking

Sponsor

The IGF project Nr. 19911 N of the Research Association Steel Forming (FSV) is funded via the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) in the programme of Industrial Collective Research (IGF) by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) based on a decision of the German Bundestag.

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