In metalworking, rolling is a metal forming process in which metal stock is passed through one or more pairs of rolls to reduce the thickness and to make the thickness uniform. Seamless rolled rings give your forging the best strength, fatigue resistance, and freedom from inclusions. Let’s take a look at where you can find seamless rolled rings and if you should use them for your next project.
Seamless rings offer an improved strength, fatigue resistance, and freedom from inclusions. They also have a cost advantage. This forging process results in an end product that requires fewer machining operations, reduced weight and lower costs for raw materials.
Rolled Ring forgings can be commonly found in jet engines, jet turbines, helicopter gearboxes, paper mills, windmills, and other extreme environments.
The process of creating seamless ring forgings start with the punching of a hole in a thick or round piece of billet, generally made of steel. The piece is then heated, rolled, and squeezed into a ring. It can be produced in configurations ranging from flat, washer-like parts to tall, cylindrical shapes, with heights ranging from less than an inch to more than 9 feet. The simplest and most commonly used shape is a rectangular cross-section ring.
Should I Use Seamless Rolled Rings for My Project?
If you are thinking of using seamless rolled ring forgings for your next project, consider using Ferralloy. We offer high-quality forgings at competitive prices. Contact us today to learn more or to place an order.