Forging die failure is a multi-dimensional problem for forging operators, one that slows production, degrades the quality of finished parts, increases the cost of tools and dies, and incurs the time and cost of equipment repairs, among various problems. According to Advanced Heat Treat Corp., a survey of forging operators recently reveled that as the batch sizes increase, machine set-up costs will go down but tooling costs will rise. Various thermal processes are used industrially to ...

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