Forging is a manufacturing process involving the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces. When it comes to forging, there are two types: closed die and open die. In this blog, we will take a look at closed die forging and the process that goes into it.
Creating the Mold
The first step of the closed die forging process involves creating the mold. The mold allows for the forgings to be created to the exact specifications of the customer. The creating of the mold and the subsequent creating of the forging can take 2-3 weeks to complete.
Choosing the Steel
Depending on the type of forging and its use, there are several different types of steel that can be used in the closed die forging process. Stainless steel, carbon steel, and alloy steel are all common types of steel found in forgings. Stainless steel is used where both the properties of steel and corrosion resistance are required and is typically the most popular steel option.
Heating the Steel
Before the steel can be forged, it has to be heated. When the steel is heated to the desired temperature, it can be molded and formed into a new, desired shape. Once it is heated to the desired temperature, it can be placed in the mold to form the desired shape.
Forging the Steel
After the mold has been created and heated, the forging process can then begin. After the mold has been created, it is then placed within the closed-die forging dies.
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