Integrated CAD/CAM of Dies for Hot Forgings

  • G. Mullineux
  • W. A. Knight


Programmes for the design and manufacture of hot forging dies have been integrated such that finishing and preform dies may be processed from the same basic information on the forging geometry. A geometric modelling system for forgings or similar items, called MODCON, serves as the input medium and from this N.C. tapes for the finishing die EDM electrodes are generated, together with cross sectional data which forms the input for subsequent programmes for load estimation and preform die design and manufacture, including forging rolls. The use of the system of programmes is illustrated by application to a typical industrial forging.


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© The Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College of Swansea 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Mullineux
    • 1
  • W. A. Knight
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of BirminghamUK

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