The object of developing the part design and process plan is to ensure that economical production can be achieved. It is necessary to consider the specific application and production situation. For example, if the production volumes are low then the objective is to achieve a process with only a few forging stations, and to plan for more complex secondary machining. An effective part design and process plan relies on know-how and practical experience. During development of the process plan, the decision is made which forging process or which combinations of forging processes should be used: e. g. full forward extrusion, backward extrusion, reduction, upsetting, etc.


    Process plan for tripod housing production