Metal forging is an ancient technique for creating strong and durable metal parts. Metal forging is a highly skilled process of applying heat and pressure shaping metal. The process involves heating the metal until it becomes malleable and hammering or pressing it into the desired shape. Once the metal has cooled, it retains its new shape and strengthens due to the forging process. It involves several steps, including selecting the right metal, creating a mould or shape, heating it to the correct temperature, and applying force to shape it.
The most common metals used in forging are carbon steel, alloy steel, and stainless steel. However, softer metals like aluminium, brass, and copper can also be forged. Different methods of forging may be used depending on the type of metal being forged. These include impression die forging, open die forging, rolled ring forging, cold forging, and hot forging. Each method is used to produce an array of forging products.
Various products, such as forged bars, blank discs, rings, hollows, hubs & tooled forging, shafts and complex shapes, can be made.
The art and science of metal forging have led to some of the most remarkable advancements in engineering and manufacturing and continue to be an integral piece of metalworking today. Although it is an old technique, metal forging has retained its relevance in modern manufacturing. The precision, quality and durability of forged metal parts make them the go-to choice in applications where safety, reliability and performance are paramount. The result is a custom-designed metal product with exceptional mechanical properties, making it ideal for use in various aerospace, defence, automotive, and energy industries.
Overall, metal forging is an important process that produces strong parts with an excellent surface finish at a reasonable cost.