American Journal of Applied Sciences

The Effect of Corner Radii and Part Orientation on Stress Distribution of Cold Forging Die

Ahmad Baharuddin Abdullah, Kam Shwu Ling and Zahurin Samad

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.296.300

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 4

Pages 296-300

Abstract

One of the most critical problems in cold forging is the huge stresses generated from the deformation of metal leads to die failure. The distribution of stresses mainly depends on geometry of the die. An approach to optimal design in cold forging die geometry and orientation are presented in this paper. The impression cold forging dies of the Universal joint was generated using three-dimensional CAD modeling software, SolidWorks. This CAD modeling software coupled with FEA tools, COSM OSWorks. The paper emphasizes on effect of the corner radius and dies orientation on stress distribution.

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© 2008 Ahmad Baharuddin Abdullah, Kam Shwu Ling and Zahurin Samad. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.