Forgings

Forging is the manufacturing process that shapes the metal through hammering, pressing, or rolling. It is often categorized according to the temperature at which it is performed: cold, warm, or hot forging.

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Forgings

Forging is the manufacturing process that shapes the metal through hammering, pressing, or rolling. It is often categorized according to the temperature at which it is performed: cold, warm, or hot forging. A wide range of metals can be forged. The forging process uses metals include carbon steel, alloy steel, stainless steel and very soft metals such as aluminum, brass, and copper can also be forged. The forging process produces parts with superior mechanical properties. The basic concept is that the original metal is plastically deformed to the desired shape of the product. The process is economical with the ability to mass-produce and achieve specific mechanical properties on a budget.

We forge using the following processes:

Rolled Ring Forging

The ring rolling process starts with a circular metal that has been previously pierced to form a hollow “doughnut.” This doughnut is heated and placed over the idler or mandrel roll. The idler roller then moves under pressure toward a drive roll that continuously rotates to reduce the wall thickness, thereby increasing the diameters creating a ring.

Press Forging

Press forging uses a slow, continuous pressure, unlike a drop hammer impact used in impact forging. The constant slow pressure means that the deformation reaches deeper, so that the entire volume of the metal is evenly distributed into the desired shape. In contrast to drop-hammer forging, the shaping is often only at the surface level while the metal’s interior stays somewhat unaffected.

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