The first step in producing a quality forging is to ensure good quality die design. Lincoln’s roots originated from the Tool & Die Industry where we provided die design/ sinking services for other forgers. This history has brought with it an expertise that can provide our customers with forging design assistance from prototype to production that will minimize the cost of production and facilitate subsequent machining. Our recently redesigned and enhanced Tooling Department is equipped with the latest in die design and die sinking technology to ensure simplified and efficient production of the highest quality.
Lincoln utilizes globally recognized CAD software that easily exchanges data with a variety of other CAD systems; Parasolids, STEP, IGES, etc. Our experienced design staff can help expedite the design process by utilizing your 2D print to generate 3D models of your parts and tooling. In addition, we have the ability with CAD, as well as, through laser scan technology to reverse engineer your part.
CAD models are imported into CAM software that generates the manufacturing processes allowing for a faster production process with more precision and greater consistency. Lincoln utilizes the latest technology in CNC vertical machining centers complete with Blum technology to provide early problem detection, reduce set-up time, increase in-process reliability and reduced cycle times. Lincoln’s tool room also has the ability to machine our own rams and sow blocks keeping forge downtime to a minimum.
We utilize the latest technology in CAD software such as Solid Works and AutoCad to take your print, actual part, model or sketch to create a cost efficient forging design.
Our in-house die design and sinking capabilities allow us to provide some of the shortest lead times in the industry.