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Cold Forming
ABOUT Cold Forming
Technology: Cold Forming Services are metals forming services similar to cold heading in which pressure is used to cold flow metals into various shapes. It is used to make automotive parts such transmission gears, pinion shafts, etc. A number of different services are associated with cold forming, including coining, thread rolling, ironing, swaging, etc.

Cold forming is an alternative to forging and machining processes.

Advantages: Cold forming services are capable of producing near net shape parts in a variety of metals.
  • Material is not removed during the process, producing little scrap compared with conventional machining
  • Can be a high production rate process
  • Cold forming imparts strength to parts through grain redistribution
  • Cold forming can increase the strength of weaker material through cold working, often matching the characteristics of superior metals that must be hot formed
  • Good interior and exterior surfaces can be produced

    Limitations of Cold Forming Services
  • Not suited to low volume runs
  • There are limits on diameter to length ratios
  • Galling of surfaces can occur without appropriate lubrication

    Applications: Cold forming services are used to make many parts in the automotive and aerospace sectors.
  • Spline shafts
  • Transmission gears
  • Medical devices
  • Cold Forming Cold Heading Forging
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