High strength material forming
The high forming pressures and resulting friction present in high strength material forming pose unique challenges for tools and coatings to withstand.
Non-ferrous material forming
Non- ferrous materials generally exhibit better formability than steels. However, non-ferrous materials also exhibit a tendency to stick to the tool’s surface.
- Aluminum Alloys
- Copper Alloys
- Pre-plated or coated materials
Cold forging is a family of forming processes in which a slug of material with a defined volume is formed into an intricately shaped part of exactly the same volume. Tools used in these processes are subject to high forces applied at high rates, which results in abrasive and adhesive wear on the surfaces in contact with the work piece.
Powdered metal compaction
Improving the performance of tools used in powdered metal compaction operations requires reducing the abrasive wear on the tools induced by the powder and reducing the frictional wear caused by the ejection of the compacted part.