Traditional blacksmiths use an anvil upon which the steel to be forged is laid, followed by striking repeated hammer blows to shape the metal. All modern forging is a variation of this basic technique. Blacksmiths often use water or oil to quench (cool) a piece rapidly as part of hand forging operations. The rapid cooling improves forging hardness by creating a desirable metallurgical structure. Modern heat treatments are variations of this basic technique. Over thousands of years, forging processes have moved from art to science with the increasing uses and requirements for alloy steels.
- Alloy Steel and Super Alloys
- Stainless Steel
- Aluminum Alloys
- High Temperature Alloys
- Magnetic Steel
- Nickel based Alloys
- Cobalt based Alloys
- Core Iron
- Silicon Iron
Custom metal forging of finished component parts for OEMs is produced economically and in an extremely broad range of sizes. Hammer, forging press and upset forgings, with the increased use of special punching, piercing, shearing, trimming, and coining operations, there have been substantial increases in the range of economical forging shapes and the feasibility of improved precision.
Custom metal forged finished O.E.M. component parts make possible designs that accommodate the highest loads and stresses.
Economical, custom metal forged original equipment manufacturer's component parts are attractive because of their inherent superior reliability, improved tolerance capabilities, and the higher efficiency with which forgings can be machined and further processed by automated methods.
The degree of structural reliability achieved in a forged metal finished component part is unexcelled by any other metalworking process because there are no internal gas pockets or voids that could cause unexpected failure under stress or impact – one of the reasons why the forging process is often preferred in a comparison of casting vs forging.
Uniformity of composition, forging hardness and structure piece-to-piece, lot-to-lot, assure reproducible response to heat treatment, minimum variation in machinability, and consistent property levels of custom forged metal finished parts.
Cold and warm metal forging of steel is done at lower temperatures than conventional hot forging. It is limited to materials that can be forged at lower temperature without stress fractures.
The core of Queen City Forging's business is impression die hammer forgings up to 8 pounds, upset and open end die forgings up to 15 pounds.
Queen City Forging Company was established in 1881. Our mission is to achieve excellence in serving customers through production of metal component parts. When the forging process provides desirable or essential attributes, Queen City makes the forging process work.