There are various materials that can be used to create forged parts and components. Inconel, cobalt alloys, titanium, nickel, and steel are just a few of the innumerable forging materials. Which one you choose all depends on the specific application of your desired part. Below are the properties and categories of steel forgings you may want to consider for your next project.
Discussing the properties of steel forgings will give you an idea as to why it’s so commonly used. Because of the properties forged steel possesses, everything is made easier and more precise. Its properties are a bit unique when compared to steel casting.
Although there are some limitations as to the thickness and size of the forgeable steel, it can still precisely follow the design's consistency. Every forged steel that is manufactured undergoes an accurate and meticulous process that guarantees optimal results.
Most experts say that when a metal is anisotropic, its strength tends to be unpredictable throughout the forging process. Such a persona of steel makes it easier to produce a good resulting grain flow during the fabrication method.As for its solidity feature, steel forgings are known for their first-rate durability, greater toughness, and superb strength. When it comes in contact with other metals or substances, it is very unlikely to shatter.
Steel forging can be categorized into two main types:
Open die forging is a type of drop forging technique of deforming a metal according to the desired shape. Without any limitation, it can utilize the inflicted pressure and power.In contrast, closed die forging relates to a process in which a metal is placed between shapes customized to fit the metal. Such metal is then pressed and hammered, causing it to fill and flow in the cavities of the custom-shaped dies.
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