Projecting the Possibility of Composite Forging Dies

Projecting the Possibility of Composite Forging Dies

What if forgers had an alternative design approach for whatever new die shape and dimensions that a tool designer devises? Assembling standard, repeatable elements Trying two solutions Applying FEA Boundaries and diameters

This is the story of an idea that matured from a vague intuition to a patent application for a new method of forging parts. My involvement with forging, while indirect, was close enough to the real thing to encourage some confident inquiry: my experience involved working with the procedures used to approve forging processes for demanding parts like turbine disks.

That was long ago, during my professional career as head of a metallurgical laboratory in the aircraft industry.

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