• 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.



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