Forged alloy steel is made by combining carbon steel with one or more alloy elements to give steel desired material characteristics within specified shapes and sizes. Queen City Forging delivers solutions for applications that require special alloy steel forging of metals with high strength, corrosion resistance, wear resistance, heat resistance, and/or high conductivity mechanical properties. This includes high temperature alloy steel forgings in:
- precipitation hardening stainless steels
- margaging steels
- super duplex stainless steels
- iron based superalloys
Special Alloy Steel Forging Options & Characteristics
When it comes to selecting an alloy steel grade, it all comes down to the specific needs of your project. There is a vast array of options to choose from when it comes to alloy steels, Queen City Forging uses heat treatment on our alloy steels to improve the mechanical properties of hardness, corrosion resistance, heat conductivity, and increased wear resistance. Examples of elements that can be added to carbon alloy steels for different purposes and results include:
- Nickel & Copper: Increases strength and corrosion resistance.
- Chromium, Vanadium, Molybdenum & Tungsten: Increases strength by forming second phase carbides.
- Manganese, Silicon, Nickel & Copper: Increases strength and resistance to heat.
- Molybdenum: Increases resistance and strength to shock and heat.
- Cobalt, Chromium & Nickel: Adds hardness, increased strength, and wear resistance.
- Silicon & Nickel: Increases strength, toughness and corrosion resistance.
Forged Alloy Steel Benefits
For exotic and unique alloy steel forging capabilities & applications, we provide expert assistance for customized forged materials selection. Our knowledge of forging metallurgy can make special alloy forgings in sizes and shapes not deemed possible in more conventional metals.
Queen City Forging’s technical team seeks to provide enhanced performance and longer life for demanding and critical components used in aerospace, truck, off-highway and other high-stress or severe service equipment and applications. In all cases, the most cost-effective alloy forging techniques and manufacturing processes available will be used.
QC Forging offers CAD/CAM support as well as in-house EDM, milling, and machining capabilities that allow us to create new tooling, or adapt old tooling to our production capabilities. In addition to alloy forging, we can also perform secondary or finishing operations on your forged parts. Regardless of the forging type or requirements of your job, Queen City Forging will apply world-class quality and inspection processes to ensure that your manufactured parts are delivered to your company without defect.