November 24, 2020

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Transvalor and Quaker Houghton formalize strategic and technological partnership

Transvalor and Quaker Houghton formalize strategic and technological partnership
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Transvalor, a world leader in the simulation of material forming processes, and Quaker Houghton have formalized their strategic and technological partnership, solidifying several joint actions initiated almost three years ago.

As part of this strategic partnership, Transvalor and Quaker Houghton are collaborating on improving the performance of quenchants and lubricants. Quaker Houghton’s industrial know-how combined with Transvalor’s expertise in process simulation offers new opportunities to produce high-quality components and increase the mastery of manufacturing processes.

A first concrete application of this partnership relates to the characterization of a selected group of quenchants. From experimental data provided by Quaker Houghton, Transvalor has developed an ‘inverse analysis’ methodology to define the heat exchange files parameters specific to each quenchant.

These results strengthen FORGE® and SIMHEAT® software with perfectly qualified data allowing to simulate processes with an increased accuracy. The user can thus perform heat treatment simulations by selecting the corresponding Quaker Houghton fluid and analyze the evolution of mechanical, metallurgical and microstructural properties.

Transvalor’s products are used in most of the material forming operations. These simulation tools provide a significant engineering and manufacturing know-how for a large number of industrial sectors like automotive, energy, medical, sports & leisure, as well as many other sectors.

Transvalor’s software for process simulation is fully integrated into the development cycle for manufactured products, from the R&D phase through to costing figures and final industrialization.

In addition to its headquarters in France, Transvalor is present worldwide through its subsidiary and network of distributors.

Quaker Houghton, from the recent combination between Quaker Chemical and Houghton International, is the global leader in manufacturing industrial process fluids to the primary metals and metalworking markets. They offer oils, lubricants, greases, polymers and other metalworking fluids used to improve the performance and safety of forged, rolled or molded parts, but also to reduce total costs.

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