To create the high quality and durable steel forgings ordered by our customers, Ferralloy employs different processes depending on the component specifications. One of these processes, Forging, can be subdivided into more complex processes that are utilized according to what the metal piece will need to become. What are the most popular types of forging?
Open Die Forging
The reason that this process is referred to as open die forging is because the metal is not confined by any impression dies during the forging process. The process uses hammers and different tools to press and pressure the metal into the desired shape of the steel forgings. Open die forgings usually result in irregularities between the different steel forgings because there is no impression that all of the forgings are being molded into. To achieve the correct, final dimensions, the metal normally has to be machined.
Impression Die Forging
This is the opposite of open die forging, also commonly referred to as closed die forging. Where the metal is shaped in the open in open die, in impression die forging there are two or more dies that contain impressions that are brought together around the stock and causes the deformation into the desired shape. In closed die forging the steel forgings can be shaped into more complex components because of the dies that are used to form the metal.
Seamless Rolled Ring Forging
In some ways, this forging process combines elements of both open die and impression die. The metal stock is pierced to create a donut and then shaped, in a somewhat open forging process, into a ring. The rolled ring forging process is used to make high pressure resistant steel forgings, such as gears, engine bearings for aircrafts and flanges, to name a few.
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