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Forging is one of the two main components of forging (forging and stamping). Forging parts manufacturer uses forging machinery to exert pressure on the metal billet to produce plastic deformation so as to obtain a certain mechanical properties, shape and size of forged products.
Integrity of parts
By mechanically deforming the hot metal forging under strictly controlled conditions, forging produces predictable and uniform grain sizes and flow characteristics.
Custom forging provides a level of structural integrity that no other metalworking process can match. Hot forged parts eliminates internal voids and cavities that weaken metal parts. Custom metal forgings provides excellent chemical uniformity through segregation of dispersed alloys or nonmetals.
Parts can also be forged to meet almost any stress, load or impact requirement. Proper orientation of grain flow ensures maximum impact strength and fatigue resistance.
Flexibility of parts
For the largest ingots, the weight of open-die forging parts can range from one pound to more than 400,000 pounds. In addition to the commonly purchased open-die parts, forgings are often specified for sturdiness in place of rolled bars or castings, or parts that are too large to be produced by any other metalworking method.
Shape design has a wide range of functions, from simple bar, shaft and ring configurations to special shapes. These include multiple O.D./ I.D. Hollow, single hub and double hub, they are close to closed die configurations and produce unique custom shapes by combining forging with secondary machining (such as torch cutting, sawing and machining).
Metallurgical properties can be greatly changed by alloy selection, part configuration, thermal machining and post hot mental forging process.
Quantity and prototype options
Almost all open die forgings and rolled ring forgings are custom-made and can be purchased as one, a dozen or hundreds of parts, depending on your needs. Another benefit is the ability to provide single piece or small batch open mold prototypes. In addition, the high costs and long lead times associated with closed molds and installation are eliminated.
The mechanical properties of forged mental products are stronger than those of castings of the same material. Compared with mental castings, the micro-structure and mechanical properties of metal can be improved after forging. Due to metal forging process and recrystallization, casting organization after forging method of thermal deformation make original bulky dendrite and columnar grain to grain is fine and uniform axial recrystallization organization.
Forging processing can ensure that the continuity of metal fiber organization is much better than those of castings. The fiber organization of the forged mental products and the shape of the forgings are consistent and the metal streamline is complete, which can ensure that the parts have good mechanical properties and long service life.
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