We're proud to offer open-die forgings. This cost-effective alternative to mill runs. Produces material close to your final shape, giving cost savings and minimizing waste. Also, open-die forging is often the only way to achieve large cross sections.
Advantages of Metal Forging
Greater Strength - Only the forging process can yield a grain structure oriented to the part shape, resulting in optimum toughness, ductility, impact strength and fatigue strength.
Fewer Defects - Forgings are produced from the cleanest steels thereby minimizing non-metallic inclusions and retained gases that are found in castings and plate.
Under the Microscope - Forgings have a much more uniform structure and finer grain size than castings or plate resulting in more predictable and uniform mechanical properties as well as higher yield strengths for any given hardness level. Conversely, localized “soft spots” in castings & plate can develop into cracks and lamination respectively.
Made to Order - Forging is often the only metalworking process available with certain grades of metal in desired sizes.
Economical - Open die forging has no pattern or die costs. In addition, forgings are produced close to final shape thereby minimizing material waste. As material costs increase, forgings become a cost effective alternative to the wasteful process of flame cutting.
Reliability - When reliability is critical, design engineers will often specify forgings. The combination of strength, ductility, uniformity, and cleanliness is unmatched by alternative processes.