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Forging die mesh images Naresh, Hari Babu, Madhava, and Sudhakar Reddy
Clockwise from top left: Mesh image of the lower die, generated using Pro/Engineer; Solid model of the lower die for final step of the forging; Half-symmetrical solid model of the preform workpiece; Smooth curves of the die design, defined by points derived via CMM. 

Gaining a Better Understanding of Die Design and Wear

Knowing how forging dies are developed may be the best way to understand how to maintain their value.

No die forging producer is unaware of the value of tooling, the need to handle dies carefully and use them effectively, and to maintain their design accuracy and process reliability. Why forging dies are so valuable is no mystery, but knowing the secrets of die design may be the best way to understanding how to maintain that value.

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