Cross wedge rolling has proven to be an economical and reproducible means of producing preforms for forging operations. The process control is far superior to traditional manual drawing operations.
DEFORM can be used to optimize the rolled shape in the blocker or finished forging dies. This typically results in a much higher material yield than traditional preforms. Once the target shape is developed, DEFORM-3D can be used to simulate the cross wedge rolling process. The FEM engine includes special modeling techniques to enhance speed, accuracy and robustness of this process.
As companies move into new manufacturing methods, such as cross wedge rolling, DEFORM plays a strong role in accelerating the learning curve.