Technology: Metal Forging Services are metalworking processes which use hammering, rolling, and stamping to shape usually ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Forging is done mostly by mechanical means although some products are still hand forged. Most metals being forged can be hot or cold worked.Compared with castings, forging can change the grain structure through working the metal to improve its propertiesOpen and closed die processes can be combined in multi step forging to produce complex parts
Two principal forging methods are open and closed die forging. Open die forging produces simple shapes using multiple dies that do not enclose the parts, much like hand forging over an anvil. Closed die forging produces parts in dies that enclose the parts such that the material fills a cavity.
Forging improves the strength of metal through the hammering process and is often used to produce parts that will see high stresses such as engine crankshafts.
Advantages: Forging services are used to produce high strength parts in a variety of metals.
Limitations of forging servicesDies can be expensive for small lot runs
Applications: Forging services can produce large and small parts with enhanced strength characteristicsAircraft landing strutsEngine components, cranks, con rods, etc.