Machined forgings involve various metalworking processes that manufacture parts with a strength greater than other metalworking techniques. Once the piece of the metal is shaped during the forging process, the internal grain structure of such metal becomes uninterrupted throughout the part, producing results with exceptional reliability at high-stress points and inconceivable strength.
Materials used in custom machined forgings are aluminum, nickel, titanium, stainless steel, micro-alloy steel, re-sulfurized steel, alloy steel, and carbon steel. With these materials, the parts created through this process are mostly used in several “cannot fail” applications such as parts used by chemical industries, mining companies, automotive industries, and aerospace.Apart from these companies, metal parts produced through custom machined forgings are also used in pharmaceutical, medical, marine, power and energy, food and beverage, petrochemical, military, heavy trucking, and agriculture.
In most cases, custom machined castings use selective heating and non-uniform cooling to avoid failure or damage to a particular component. With this customized metalworking process, you are guaranteed that your finished shape will have superior grain flow without internal voids.You’re probably aware that shrinkage and porosity are often seen in casted products. However, with machined forgings, the occurrence of unexpected failure under high-temperature differences or stress is greatly reduced.
When you learn about forging processes, you’ll be amazed at the wide array of metals that can be forged into a particular shape. Although each of these options comes with a unique set of characteristics, the forging process can be applied in the production of specific parts that your project requires.Additionally, when it comes to precision metal manufacturing in high production runs, machined forgings offer a significant cost advantage due to the fact the materials used in the process are cheaper compared with the materials required in other metalworking processes.
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