Forging is a manufacturing process where metal is pressed, pounded or squeezed under great pressure into high strength parts known as forgings. The process is normally (but not always) performed hot by preheating the metal to a desired temperature before it is worked. It is important to note that the forging process is entirely different from the casting (or foundry) process, as metal used to make forged parts is never melted and poured (as in the casting process).
The forging process can create parts that are stronger than those manufactured by any other metalworking process. This is why forgings are almost always used where reliability and human safety are critical. Just about any metal can be forged.
Closed Die Forging is a forging process that shapes hot metal as two dies exert pressure from both sides as they come together. Closed die forgings have good dimensional accuracy, with improved mechanical properties compared to open die forgings. The process has good reproducibility and rapid production rates are possible. KEYWORDS for this process: forge, forger, forgers, forged
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