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Aerospace Precision Forging Design and Quality Control C1348

One of the main advantages of the precision forging process is the reduction in material consumption due to the achievement of close tolerances and the reduction of machining requirements to meet final component specifications. However, to achieve these results comes at a cost. One of the primary issues with precision forgingis the reduction in life of the tools used in the forming process. Manufacturers can mitigate some of these concerns by better understanding how tools can be designed specifically for the precision forging process and how personnel can effectively apply precision forging techniques.

This two day seminar will introduce participants to tooling design practices that can be successfully applied to precision forging methods. The instructor will guide participants through critical die design requirements to optimize die life. Participants will be provided detailed information related to inspection and calibration techniques and requirements. The instructor will then provide participants the requirements of an effective quality control system, including the rigorous requirements for aerospace and medical parts manufacturing.

Learning Objectives
By attending this training program you will be able to:
  • Identify key die design requirements and best practices
  • Identify and evaluategage requirements and techniques
  • Analyze set-up requirements and processes
  • Describe accepted inspection techniques and related devices
  • Identify required components of an approved aerospace quality system

Who Should Attend
This seminar is intended for engineers desiring a comprehensive understanding of the requirements to implement precision forging processes. Individuals involved with design, materials, manufacturing, special processes, tooling, quality, and inspection and testing will benefit most from the information presented.

Although it is not required, attendees should have an undergraduate engineering degree or a strong technical background with at least three years of related work experience.


  • Die Design for:
    • Upset
    • Extrusion
    • Bending
    • Pre-final and final forging
    • Trimming
    • Hot sizing
    • Cold sizing
  • Related Tooling Design for:
    • Die holders & Heating system
    • Kissing plate
    • Thickness sort
    • Glass coating
  • Die Repair
    • Tooling and equipment
  • Gage Designed Related Technologies
    • Special gages for all forging steps (ten steps)
    • Final inspection gages and Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) program
    • Raw materials
    • Block
    • High speed CNC and CNC program
    • Cutter choice
    • Manufacture tolerance
    • Surface finish requirements and inspection
    • Forging steps set-up
    • Gage for twist & bow correction


  • Calibration and Control Requirements
    • Forging furnace
    • Heat treating furnace
  • Quality System Requirements
    • Quality system for AS9100 and ISO9001
    • Quality system for NADCAP
    • ISO13485
    • ESA requirements
    • Process verification
    • FAI requirements
    • QAD
    • RCC

Canghuai Li

Mr. Canghuai Li is currently Manager of Engineering, Inspection, and Forging Operations at Xian Airfoil Technology Co., LTD (XAT) in China. XAT is a joint venture company established by Xian Aero-Engine (XAE), Pratt and Whitney (P&W), and Blades Technology International (BTI Israel). XAT manufactures compressor blades and vanes, fan blades, and medical implants using advanced precision forging and machining processes for such customers XAE, P & W, Honeywell, Dongan, Stryker, Biomet, Depuy,and Smith & Nephew, among others. Mr. Li previously served as Quality Manager at XAT where he was responsible for all quality related aspects of production and systems. Prior to that, he was a senior professional forging engineer and supervisor at XAT. Mr. Li received a BS Engineering from Northwest Poly-Technology University, with a focus on metal forming and materials engineering.

Hotel & Travel Information

Fees: $1415.00
SAE Members: $1132.00 - $1274.00

1.3 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

For additional information, contact SAE Customer Service 1-877-606-7323 (724-776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at

Duration: 2 Days
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