Research and Development
Metalforming Incorporated is an inovative organization that claims to
its credit the development of several unique processes and pieces of equipment
for the metalforming community. All of these developments initiated with
basic theoretical and mathematical analysis of the fundemental concepts
that led to implementation with Industrial uses. Following are listed examples
- Lube Evaluation
draw bench that is based on the mathematical relations between the optimal
die angle and the quantitative value of friction. The mathematical expressions
are widely used by Industry and reseach to determine friction values. Metalforming
designed and constructed Lube Evaluation draw benchs. This equipment is
used by Metalforming Inc. to serve industrial customers. Recently a customer
purchased the equipment.
- Developement of the Hydraw
process for the fabrication of fine wire that is based on elimination of
wire breaks due to film instability during hydrodynamic lubrication. The
Hydraw project started as a Theoretical Analysis of the causes of wire
breaks that are limiting the size of drawn wire to remain above about 1mil
Presently the 'Hydraw' process, developed as an SBIR NSF
project, is ready for implementation, looking for an Industrial partnership.
- Ironing with unlimited reduction made possible through the upper bound
analysis analysis of differential friction.
- Software packeges with tutorials and Engineering solutions are presently
marketed by a subsidiary named 'Eduktron.' See page on Tutorials
and Engineering Packages. At the same time Metalforming is espiring
to enter into a joint venture to upgrade the existing material, to add
more topics, and to implement the packages on more recent delivery systems.
- Software for an 'Upper Bound Element Treatment' (UBET) of forging and
extrusion is available for further upgrading. Metalforming Inc. is eager
to find a suitable partner to embark upon upgrading the software for the
treatment and marketing of this package for Axisymmetric forging and extrusion.
The facilities of Metalforming Inc. to Provide Research and Development
- First class expertise.
- Scaled down Laboratory Equipment, and Plastecine Modeling Laboratory.
- A large inventory of Analytical Solutions and 'Tutorials and Engineering
Metalforming is offering its service on consulting basis, as joint venture,
or in providing packaged results.