Services & Capabilities Cold Forging / Forming of Rivets, Fasteners & Microprecision Parts Metal Part Forming Simulation Modeling CapabilitiesProject Showcase Fabricated Low Carbon Steel Delay Core for the Electronics Industry Engineering of a Kovar Weld Stud for the Glass Seal Industry Cold Heading of a Large Headed Rivet in Brass for the Telecommunications Industry Cold Heading of a Stainless Steel Adjusting Screw for the Water Sprinkler Industry Cold Heading of a Brass Split Terminal Pin for the Electronic Connector Industry Cold Heading of Automotive Power Seat Transmissions

Metal Part Forming Simulation Modeling Capabilities

At C & L Rivet, one of our strengths as a manufacturer of custom cold headed parts is our ability to carry out metal part forming simulation modeling. Using powerful software tools, we create animated simulations to visualize the cold forging process and observe how the metal will move under the forces and pressure. We obtain valuable insight into the process, which enables us to help customers make engineering changes that will improve part quality while also designing the forming process that is efficient, cost-effective, and maximizes yield.

As part of the process, we import dimensional drawings and use finite element analysis (FEA) to predict defects, such as excessive thinning or fracturing, as well as determine the mechanical properties of the formed part. When applicable, we supply customers with screenshots that show the various stresses and strains to demonstrate where the piece may fail. When improvements are needed, we make iterative, virtual changes to the part’s design to optimize quality. We also investigate alternate forming sequences and try out other metals. By testing different scenarios, we accelerate the process of product and tooling design while saving the expense of creating and evaluating numerous physical prototypes. With such in-depth visibility into the forging process, we can reduce the number of operations needed to form a part while also optimizing the size and shape of the blank.

We leverage our simulation capabilities to engineer fasteners, rivets, and micro-precision parts as well as the dies and tooling we use to produce them. As a valuable tool in our cold forging arsenal, simulation modeling of both the product and the process ultimately reduces costs for our customers. To learn more about our metal part forming simulation modeling capabilities, contact us today.

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General Capabilities Design Optimization
Prototyping
Research & Development
Engineering Analysis
Failure Analysis
Finite Element Analysis
Mechanical Properties
Quality
Strain Analysis
Stress Analysis
Surface Analysis
Engineering Process Forging
Materials Selection and Application
Stamping and Forming
Materials Engineering Metals
Metal Application Customization
Product Engineering
Tooling
Fasteners
Microprecision Cold Formed Parts
Rivets
Additional Services Provided
Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)
Concept Development
Design
Reverse Engineering
Certifications ISO 9001:2015

Additional Information

Industry Focus
Aerospace
Alternative Energy
Appliance Commercial
Appliance Residential
Auto/Truck/Transportation
Automation
Automotive
Computer and Electronics
Construction
Consumer Goods
Defense Industry
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Defense (DOD)
Electrical
Electronics
Energy
Fracking
Government
Heavy Equipment
Highway (DOT)
HVAC
Hydraulics
Industrial
Natural Gas
Liquid Propane
Machine Tools
Machinery
Manufacturing
Marine
Medical
Medical Devices
Military
Mining
Nuclear
Oil & Gas Pipeline
Oil Field
Pneumatics
Power Generation
Pumps
Railroad
Robotics
Specialty Machinery
Telecommunications
Tool & Die
File Formats AutoCAD (STL)
Inventor
DXF
Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
STEP
Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data

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