Defect Rectification in Forging Operation and Optimizing the Process Parameters
The increased adoption of forging technology for producing a wider range of components has accelerated the need to produce forged products with zero defects. The defects arising during forging process has to be addressed to achieve the industrial quality standards and to meet the customer requirements. The present study has major focus on developing a suitable scientific methodology to eliminate the forging failures. The research includes identifying the various types of defects arising during forging operation, analysing the possible causes of failures and studying the methodology adopted in industries to rectify the defects. Detailed study has been conducted on multiple dimensions like material testing, optimization of design, quality standards analysis. Further, spectrometry and scanning electron microscope test is used to study the nature of failure and to analyse the microstructural defects. Results show that with the adoption of suggested methodologies, the forging defects have been eliminated.
KeywordsForging defects Optimization of design Spectrometry test Scanning electron microscope test Microstructural defects
The authors are thankful to Mr. K. Kannathasan, Forging Department, MK Auto components India Ltd., Chennai, for his support during the project. We are grateful to the faculty members of Mechanical Engineering Department of Chennai Institute of Technology for their support and guidance during the research work.
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