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 these basic forging techniques.
One of the most widely available and cost-effective metals, aluminum offers a host of forging options.
Steel forged components are some of the strongest and most durable parts available today.
Specialized components forged in copper fit specific needs for many industries where high conductivity is needed.
Forging Process Applications
Custom metal forging of finished component parts for OEMs is produced economically and in an extremely broad range of sizes. Hammer, upset and press 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.
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.