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Using Simulation to test a pierce die arbor made from Heat Treated  A-2 or S-7

Question asked by Tony Thompson on Aug 19, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 10, 2014 by Jim Riddell

I would like to know how you would setup a test for a pierce die arbor that is made from heat treated A-2 or S-7?

A typical arbor would have around 6.0 to 8.0 inches sticking out of a mounting block that has a bore with a close fit to the arbor and anywhere from 1.50 to 2.50 inches in diameter. A typical pierced hole is around .75 to 1.38 inches in diameter and the pierce hole in the arbor is as close as possible to the end of the arbor with out weakening it. If I use the Solidworks materials these I believe are with the materials in a soft state and I am not sure how to setup my materials in a heat treated state for the Simulation