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Merging Three Forces to Make Things Happen

Three Key Services

1.Keys in the design of forged products

People tend to think that net-shaping, in which all elements of a component are forged in a single process, is the most effective way to reduce production costs. However, it sometimes leads to a higher cost because increased load on the die may shorten its life and, as a consequence, increase spending on the die. The key in this stage is the decision-making capability to determine the parts suitable for forging and those for machining. For this reason, Akamatsu Forsys has instituted a forged products cutting research facility at the Shizuoka Plant in an attempt to gain improved skills in the field. Accumulating know-how on cutting puts the company in a position to offer an optimum design for forged products.

Keys in the design of forging processes

Keys in the design of forging processes

When cold forging is employed in the development of high precision parts, the life of the die depends on the expertise in designing intermediate products from which the final products are made. Akamatsu Forsys experiments with different processes using three former parts to gain the knowledge necessary to propose forging processes from the customer's perspective. All designers at the company must undergo several years of parts former operation and that is the reason why they can offer user-friendly designs. The company accepts more than twenty development contracts each year and those projects also provide the company with practical experience for improving reputation.

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Keys in the design of dies

Keys in the design of dies

Although many dies have similar appearances, there are a magnitude of differences in the material, reinforcement method, separation method, and surface treatment. As a result, the service life also differs from one die to another. If the life becomes two times longer, for example, the cost of the die will be reduced to half. In addition, the use of a stable and durable die will not only result in better facility utilization, but also stabilize the quality before and after the die replacement. Akamatsu Forsys will continue offering long-life, quality dies by developing unique interference fitting technology based on its proprietary theory, feeding back analysis results on die stresses from its collaborative research with academic institutions, and selecting materials suitable for each application.

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