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Vimi Fasteners S.p.A. is an Italian company, worldwide leader in the production of mechanical fasteners, partner of the most important motorcycle and automotive manufacturers. Vimi Fasteners is a dynamic company that welcomes innovation. For this reason it has recently introduced the FEM simulator Forge® in order to take over control hot and cold-forming processes.
This project aims to show the main benefits achieved by Forge® 3D simulations in one year time. Thanks to a wide material and press databases, Vimi Fasteners technicians succeeded in analyzing several items through:
High accuracy analysis method enables to use Forge® as a powerful prototyping device. Therefore, it is shown the case study of a warm forming process of a titanium alloy screw, demonstrating how it is possible to:
Forge® integration in Vimi Fasteners’s productive process increased our own knowledge and proficiency, substituting the old paradigm from “try to make it” in “do it right at the first time”.