It would be wise to start by defining “forging” in the context of our metalworking sector. Forging is the procedure used to create distinctive “forgings” resulting from pressing, pounding, or squeezing metal under intense pressure. In contrast to other methods applicable to this business, the metal utilized in this process never melts and may be carried out at high and cold temperatures.
Hot Forging Vis-à-vis Cold Forging
This process is necessary for shapes and arrangements that are more complicated. To prevent strain hardening, the metal is deformed at a high enough temperature for the recrystallization to occur concurrently with the deformation.Isothermal forging, which simply refers to the deformation occurring in a vacuum, is a procedure used to prevent certain metals’ oxidation. This forging technique enables the creation of more tailored components, but there is a loss of accuracy for dimensional tolerance during the process.
The influence that temperature has on the process and forgings determines how the various types of methods differ. First, cold forging entails impression die forging or true closed die forging at room temperature using lubricating or circular dies.Cold forging has improved dimensional control, can bear high stress and die loads, and makes it easier to impart directional characteristics. Little to no finishing work is needed in this technique, which helps reduce the cost of producing the components and metal parts. On the other hand, this procedure is typically limited to the mass production of simple shapes.
Where to Get Quality Forgings
At Ferralloy Inc., we consistently use cutting-edge methods to develop fabrications for the metalworking sector. Schedule an appointment with us for more information.