While closed die forging is applied for almost all the metal materials, in actual production, only part of the materials are used for the different characteristics. The material used is one of the main factors that affect the cost of the forgings. Let’s take a look at some of the common materials used in closed die forgings.
Aluminum is popular due to its low density, high strength, and easy machining. It is widely used in the automotive and aerospace industries. While it is commonly used in the aerospace and automotive industries, it is a challenge for domestic forging due to the fact that it is easily deformed.
Steel is by far the most common material used when it comes to closed die forging. Alloy steel, carbon steel, and stainless steel are all used depending on what the forging is used for. Stainless steel material is often used for components that require corrosion resistance and rust resistance. Alloy steel and carbon steel are the most widely used in closed die forging process for its competitive price and easy deformation.
While brass is used in closed die forgings, it is the most expensive of the three materials that we have discussed. Brass forging is most commonly used for valve and pump fittings.
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