Choosing the right metal for your steel forgings will ensure that the forged product will meet design requirements and be of the highest quality. Furthermore, you want to choose a metal that will perform well in the application without causing any problems like corrosion, severe wear and tear, or mechanical failure.

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What Are the Most Common Forging Metals?

When heated or forged using certain ways, each metal has different properties and reactions. Some manufacturers will specialize their techniques to deal with specific metals, such as aluminum, steel, or titanium, as a result of these distinctions. Though technically, any metals can be forged, which metals can be forged depends primarily on the supplier that you hire and their production capability. The following are some of the most commonly used metals in metal forging:

Alloy Steel

Alloy steel have had their qualities adjusted or enhanced by adding extra metals like silicon, manganese, or nickel to the steel. Forging metal parts with alloy steel provides high wear resistance and strength.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a corrosion-resistant, heat-resistant, strong, and long-lasting metal. When the metal is forged, all of these characteristics are strengthened even more.


Aluminum has a high corrosion resistance, allowing it to be used in harsh situations like those found in aeronautical applications.

Carbon Steel

Carbon steel has a higher carbon content than ordinary steel, which gives it extra strength. The metal is also effective in high-temperature and high-pressure environments.

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