31 May Optimization of the SKELT Metalomechanical hot forging process
SKELT Metalomecânica S.A. has teamed up with INEGI to optimize its hot forging process and eliminate production failures. The partnership resulted in the elimination of defects in forged steel parts, and the optimization of material and energy resources at the factory.
The project with INEGI included the evaluation of several parameters with influence on the production of parts, and the study of different strategies for the manufacturing process. Consequently, new forging tools and processes were developed, which were analyzed using two methodologies: numerical simulation by finite elements, and experimental models in plasticine.
The solutions were then validated through the production of new parts, which proved the improvement of the process and the final product.