A technological process called ring rolling is widely used in various industries that include energy and aerospace because it offers high efficiency, precision, and performance. Furthermore, the demand for rolled rings has been steadily increasing because these components are used in the production of aerospace engine parts, gear sprockets, flanges, bearing bushes, rope pulleys, pressure vessel shells, and nuclear reactor parts. In case you’re wondering, it’s possible for these rolled rings to have diameters that are up to 10 meters. Furthermore, they feature a unique circumferential grain flow that’s distinct to components that are produced via the ring rolling process.
If there’s one thing that you need to know about the seamless forged ring process, it’s the fact that you can expect it to exhibit a higher rate of precision. This enables its finished components to meet the tolerance standards.
Thanks to the rolled ring forging process, it’s possible for identical and exact products to have a higher ratio. This is done through a fixed process that involves punching a hole into the central part of a piece of metal. This metal is at its malleable state after going through a heating process. Once the metal component has been pierced, the manufacturer places it between the inner and outer diameter rings. Both rings will be pressed against the donut-shaped metal in order to stretch the diameters until the required thickness is achieved. In most cases, the ratio of the wall thickness to its height could be anything from 1:16 to 16:1.
Ferralloy, Inc. supplies forged rolled rings in diameters of up to 110” from alloy, carbon, as well as stainless steel. Whether you want them to be rough-machined or in its as-forged condition, you can count on us to give you the results you’ve been looking for. Call us now for inquiries.
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