- Best suited to applications where tensile strength, ductility, impact and fracture toughness, along with material fatigue, are important.
- Advantages include optimal grain flow. Forged parts are free from internal voids and porosity that may be found in cast parts. The main characteristic of a forged part is integrity of the part.
- Other advantages include near net shape and require less secondary processes.
- Forged parts also generate very little scrap material.
- This process is advantageous in any applications that involve safety issues including aerospace, automotive, valves, and fire suppression.
- Disadvantages can be higher tooling cost, reduced tolerances, and higher piece price on low volumes.
Hot Forging sizes range up to 30Kg max for steel. Max dia = 300mm x L 200mm Max
Cold Forging sizes ranges up to 3Kg max for steel, Max dia = 70mm x L 150mm Max