Industry-Leading Precision Forging
Forging delivers uniformity of composition and structure, setting the standard for strength and durability. With better fatigue resistance, improved microstructure and reduced chance of voids, forged parts provide numerous benefits in both form and function. Forging products are grouped into three main classes:
- Drawn Out
- Squeezed Forging Techniques
Most often, forged parts require further processing to achieve a finished part. These forging processes include:
- Upset Forging
- Automatic Hot Forging
- Roll Forging
- Precision Forging
- Induction Forging
Forging Processes are performed at varying temperatures to best suit product requirements and customer specifications.
Frequently used with iron and steel alloys, hot forging allows the temperature to reach above the recrystallization point of the metal. This kind of extreme heat is necessary in avoiding strain hardening of the metal during deformation.
Generally preferred when the metal is already a soft metal, such as aluminum, cold forging deforms the metal while it is below its recrystallization point.
Warm forging is carried out at a very specific temperature range. This process is most useful for forging of details with intricate shapes, desirable grain flow, good surface finish and tighter dimensional tolerances than if hot forged.