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Forging process control: Influence of key parameters variation on product specifications deviations

Abstract

Process control in forging industry is essential to ensure a better quality of the product with a lower cost at the end of the manufacturing process. To control the process, a number of key parameters must be monitored to prevent product or forging plan deviations. This paper will illustrate how a variation in a process parameter can create product specifications deviations and how key parameters influence product final state. The illustration work is done on a part obtained via hot forging. An analysis is made on product parameters such as geometry, by varying the key process parameter values previously determined from a created methodology. This later is represented as a decision support system that connects product specifications (geometry, absence of defects…) or other forging specifications (tool wear, involved energy...) to the process parameters

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