Problems solved by QForm

Die Filling / Under FillLapsFlow Through DefectsGrain FlowInstabilityTemperatureLoadVentingBillet PositioningDie StressDie WearDie Deflection

Grain Flow

QForm has the ability to track grain flow throughout the course of the forging process.

When the bar stock is first rolled or extruded at the mill, the grains are aligned in more or less parallel lines running the length of the bar. QForm will place a grid of lines in the billet and follow the transformation of this grid throughout the forging process. Any axis of this grid can be viewed to show grain flow in that particular axis.

After deformation the complete set of flow lines can look quite complicated

Flow lines van be visualized one layer at a time within the forging for clarity

Or one layer at a time without the forging

Flow lines show grainflow at any cross section