Different Possibilities of Process Analysis in Cold Extrusion
Cold extrusion is a technology which offers a number of advantages when compared to other manufacturing technologies. High mechanical properties of extruded component, short production time as well as significant cost effectiveness which can be achieved by implementation of this technology are the main characteristics of cold extrusion process. In order to design the complete extrusion process in optimal way it is crucial to know the main process parameters such as load, die pressure, stress and strain distribution within deformation zone etc. There is a number of methods for the analysis of cold extrusion processes. Current paper gives the insight into the possibilities of process analysis in three different cases of cold extrusion. Radial extrusion of gear like elements has been analyzed theoretically (Upper Bound method), numerically by FE simulation and experimentally. Die stressing has been measured by special device (pin load cell) in the process of forward extrusion. Third analyzed process was backward extrusion with profiled punch. In this process loading characteristics as well as some of the mechanical properties of extruded component were obtained experimentally.
Luca Tomesani and Lorenzo Donati
M. Plancak et al., "Different Possibilities of Process Analysis in Cold Extrusion", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 367, pp. 209-214, 2008