Forging at its most basic level is a process that involves the shape and form of metals. This is done by hammering, rolling and pressing. A metal piece can be upset or moulded into the desired size and shape.
There are many processes for forging, such as open die and rolled ring forging…also drop forging, hand forging and upset forging.
When choosing which forging method is best for your requirements there are many things to take into consideration, such as the quality and cost of what is required, if you require maximum part strength, sizes or performance.
Forging is a changing industry, it has evolved in equipment, robotics and electronic controls. There are now sophisticated tools out there to do the jobs of forging that back in the day were done by hand. Using these machines for forging it means that companies are now capable of producing quality finishes in many shapes and sizes.
Forged parts can be produced to meet any stress and impact. The correct grain flow will guarantee you maximum strength and resistance.
The shapes and sizes today are versatile, ranging from a simple flat bar to specialized shapes should they be required. If a weird and wonderful shape is required this would only be limited by what the forging company can and can’t do.
Do your research when looking for a decent forging company, if you go on recommendation or reviews you should be fine and can’t go wrong.