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Forgings: Closed Die Processes


Forgings: Closed Die Processes introduces learners to the pre-forging processes, conventional forging, and final inspection.
Learning Hours: 2

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Course Description

Forgings: Closed Die Processes introduces learners to the pre-forging processes, conventional forging, and final inspection. The important and commercially vital process of closed die forging is brought to life in this course using realistic 3D models, helpful animations, and interactive quizzes. The material in this course is beneficial for both experienced forging veterans and learners new to the industry.

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Who will benefit from this Closed Die Forging course?

Procurement, supplier quality, engineers, and operations personnel who purchase closed die forgings; Operations, quality, sales, engineering, and customer service personnel who produce closed die forgings; Product design engineers and manufacturing engineers looking to optimize the material specifications between open forgings, castings, and closed die forgings.

Course Classification

This manufacturing course by THORS eLearning Solutions covers understanding of key terms and concepts.

*THORS uses the Bloom’s Taxonomy Methodology for our course development.

Certificate Awarded for Forgings: Closed Die Processes

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Learning Objectives

  1. Recall some of the primary products created by forging processes.
  2. Recognize the basic equipment used in forging processes.
  3. Understand some common terms such as billet, blank, press, and die.
  4. Recall some of the basic forging design considerations.
  5. Distinguish between the various steps in the forging process.
  6. Recognize some of the post-forging processes, such as heat treatment and testing.
A mechanical press forging a heated blank into the shape of the die impressions.
Forgings: Closed Die Processes

Table of Contents

  1. Pre-Forging Processes
    1. Raw Material Verification
      1. Raw Material Certificate
      2. Traceability
      3. Chemical Composition
      4. Raw Material Mechanical Properties
      5. Grain Size
      6. Visual Defects
        1. Raised Longitudinal Ridges
        2. Seams/Folds/Laps
        3. Out of Roundness
        4. Oxidation
    2. Prototype Testing
    3. Billet Cutting
      1. Bar Shearing
      2. Bar Sawing
    4. Billet Heating Furnaces
      1. Fossil Fuel Furnaces
        1. Slot Furnace
        2. Rotary Furnace
      2. Electric Furnaces
    5. Billet Temperature Control
  2. Conventional Forging
    1. Forging Temperature Control
    2. Billet Handling
    3. Die Lubrication
    4. Trimming
    5. Piercing
    6. Secondary Operations
      1. Coining
      2. Bending
      3. Straightening
      4. Grinding
  3. Final Inspection
    1. Dimensional Verification
      1. Forging Gauges
    2. Forging Defects
      1. Cracks and Laps
      2. Excessive Mismatch
      3. Excessive Scale Pits
      4. Underfill

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