The process of closed die forging involves the use of two or more dies for production or tooling. A CNC machine is required to be highly accurate in order to manufacture these dies. The proper temperature has to be reached when the billet is heated up in order to come up with the desired form before it is hammered or pressed between both dies. In case you’re not aware, closed die forging is usually used for countless metal parts that are of extreme importance for many good reasons. If you want to know what they are, check out its economic advantages.
One of the biggest advantages of forging is the fact that it produces parts that are near net shape. This implies that the waste of raw material that is put into production is greatly reduced. Therefore, you’ll get to save a lot of money on material cost.
To give you an idea, a ring can be created by either closed die forging or machining. When it is produced via machining, the materials at its corners as well as the ring’s center will be put to waste. On the other hand, with closed die forging, the parts produced will be closer to the desired shape, in good surface finish and tight tolerance – this, the wastage of materials will be minimal.
If the raw material is of good quality, closed die forging can create parts that have no internal defects and good mechanical properties. This translates into low rejection rates and more economic advantage.
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