Improving the life cycle of forging dies with active brazed ceramic inserts

Fr W. Bach, E. Doege, I. Kutlu, A. Huskic

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The use of embedded ceramic inserts in forging tools has lately been investigated and successfully tested with model forging dies. However, there is a danger of the mechanical widening of the steel tool as a major problem of forging dies with embedded ceramic inserts. Furthermore, only rotation symmetric ceramic inserts can be embedded, which allows only a small variety in the construction of tools. A considerably larger number of designs are possible for active metal brazing of ceramic inserts in the die's body material. For achieving this, active brazed ceramic-metal compounds were developed and tested for their practical use in the forging process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-361
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Materials and Product Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Active metal brazing
  • Ceramic inserts
  • Forging dies
  • Wear reduction


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