Forged rings are produced by a process called ring rolling on rolling mills. While there are different ways to mold material in a way that you want, forging has many benefits. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that forging rings are better than other methods.
Forging vs Casting
When it comes to forgings in comparison to castings, forgings are stronger, more reliable, less costly, and better react to heat. Casting can’t obtain the strengthening effects of hot and cold working and they require close control of melting and cooling processes because alloy segregation may occur.
Forgings vs Weldments/Fabrications
When comparing forgings to weldments/fabrications, forgings offer more consistent, better metallurgical properties and simplified production. While the forging production process is relatively simple, welding and mechanical fastening require careful selection of joining materials, fastening types and sizes, and close monitoring of tightening practice both of which increase production costs.
Forging vs Machined Bar/Plate
Forgings require fewer secondary operations and offer broader size range of desired material grades than machine bar and plate. Forgings can be economically produced in a wide range of sizes from parts whose largest dimension is less than 1 in. to parts weighing more than 450,000 lbs.
Where Can I Find High-Quality Forging Rings?
Ferralloy is a leading global provider of forgings to major companies across all industry verticals. We offer high-quality forged rings for a wide variety of industries. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your forging ring needs.