Hi guys. Well I have a 500 ton Clifton press sitting here and have some time on my hands. I was curious as to how to go about a die design to forged some aluminum parts (1-2 sqin of surface area). Just trying to find a use for it, other wise I am going to sell it. So if you can give me a few pointers It would be appreciated. Tha parts I am thinking of doing are covers for our equipement that are currently being machined out of billet stock.
Here is what I have available for fabrication of the die.
Bostomatic 312 with 5000 rpm main spindle, and 10,000-40,000 rpm finishing spindle. SPC-II control (75 line look ahead in HS mode).
Solidworks, and solidcam for the design , programming.
30 amp ram EDM machine w DRO and fine finish generator.
Harig durface grind w DRO
Ecello vert mill with DRO