Accession Number:

ADA029070

Title:

Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing for Closed-Die Forging of Track Shoes and Links

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 11 Nov 1975-10 May 1976

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH

Report Date:

1976-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

274.0

Abstract:

In the program, a computerized method was developed a for designing blocker and finisher dies for forging track shoes and links, and b for manufacturing blocker dies via numerical control NC machining techniques. The computer-aided design and manufacturing CADCAM method, developed was incorporated in a system of computer programs called TRACKS. This system has been verified by using two military track-shoe forgings, the T-130 and the T- 142. TRACKS has the capability of designing dies for not only track shoes and links, but also for a myriad of nonsymmetric forgings, provided die design can be performed by analyzing the forging cross section by cross section. The results of the program indicate that CADCAM techniques can be successfully applied to designing of blocker and finisher dies for forging nonsymmetric components, which do not exhibit any modularity and do not belong to a geometric family.

Subject Categories:

  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Machinery and Tools
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE