Metal is obviously a hard material that can’t be easily bent. That’s why forging is required to get the correct shape necessary for a product. The experts at Ferralloy are all highly trained so you get high-quality results.
Steel forging is the process of heating the metal in order to form it into different shapes and designs. This means that there is no welding required, resulting in a single piece rather than multiple.
Steel forging can be classified in three different categories based on temperature.
Hot forging can be up to 1250 degrees Celsius and is often utilized to create more complex shapes. The high temperature allows for great formability.
Cold forging is simply completed at room temperature. Formability is a lot lower, but it can result in a better surface finish.
Warm forging utilizes the benefits of both cold and hot forging. While there’s more limited formability than hot forging, this process doesn’t require annealing and has a high deformation ratio.
Steel forgings offer many advantages compared to castings. The most notable is that they’re much stronger as castings don’t receive the same benefits from hot and cold forgings. Some other benefits steel forgings have over castings include:
If you’re looking for a company that has an incredible amount of experience with steel forging, Ferralloy is who you can turn to for your needs. We treat every metal and forging process with extreme care so that you’ll be satisfied with the results. Contact us today to learn more!
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