The forging industry has come a long way. It has found new uses as a result of the utilization of various processes and techniques, making the overall process more fruitful and efficient. With the advancement of technology and methods, the forging process, especially open die forging, has found applications in a variety of industries, including automotive, construction, agriculture, machinery, and others.

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All You Need to Know About Free Forging

What is Open Die Forging?

Myriad dies are positioned around the metal to restrict the specific area without completely enclosing it. Between these open dies, the deformation process begins. By using die stamp and hammers to create a pounding pattern, the metal is pushed to change its shape to match the finished product. Although the material used is not heated in this procedure, the process employs strong forces to compact it. As a result, the forging hammer deforms the material with a constant hitting motion.

What Is Required?

Because the dimensions achieved by hammering during the free die process can be imperfect, this type of forging technique is not advised for complex geometries and it frequently involves precision machining to finish the process.

What Are the Pros and Cons?

The disadvantages of open die forging are as follows:

  • Process does not always yield consistent outputs or desirable characteristics.
  • To finish open-die forgings, machining is often required.
  • Not ideal for producing complicated, precise pieces or other applications requiring close tolerance.

Below are the common advantages why industries choose free forging:

  • There are a number of sizes available, ranging from a few millimeters to approximately 100 feet.
  • Reduced time to market
  • Tooling costs are minimal or non-existent.
Process of Open Die Forging

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Ferralloy is a prominent creator and manufacturer of high-performance open-die forgings. We can assist your team if you believe open-die forging would boost your output. Come see us today!