Processes Simulated by QForm

Hot / Warm closed die forgingOpen die forging / coggingFasteners / HeadingCold forgingExtrusionReducer RollingCross Wedge RollingRing RollingTrimming /Piercing /ShearingElectric UpsettingPowder FormingHydroformingHeatingMicrostructureHeat TreatingDie / Tool Simulation

Fasteners / Heading

QForm and it's less expensive little brother QForm Lite are well suited for the simulation of heading operations typical of the fastener industry. QForm can utilize partial symmetry in 3D forgings to simulate typical fasteners with some 3D detail in the head such as hex head bolts. This allows simulations to run significantly faster. The transfer from one die to the next can be completely automatic so that the simulation runs from the first station to the last station automatically. The program can also simulate venting problems in deep cavities.

See our article recently published in Fastener International Magazine

Finite element mesh in bolt head

Blue shows die contact in bolt head