Forging is a manufacturing process where the metal is pressed,pounded or squeezed under great pressure into high strength parts knows as forging.
The process is normally but not always performed hot by Pre-heating the metal to a desired temp before it is worked.
Why use forging and where are they used ?
Create parts that are stronger than those manufactured by any other metal working process.
- Dynamic load.
- Impact load.
- Cyclic load and fatigue load.
- High pressure.
- High torque.
- Safety and reliability.
Directional strength :
- Forging’s refines grain structure and develops the optimum grain flow.
- Which impart desirable directional properties such as tensile strength,Ductility,impact toughness,fracture toughness and fatigue strength.
- Forging’s are free from internal voids and porosity.
- The process achieves very consistent material uniformly which results in uniform mechanical properties and a uniform predictable response to heat treatment.
- Impact strength.
- Optimum material utilization.
- Initial cost of equipment’s/dies is high in addition maintenance costs of tools and dies are involved.
- Forged part costs more than casting part.
- Intricate and cored shapes cannot be produced by forgings.
- Automotive and truck.
- Transmission shaft and gears.
- Differential Gears.
- Connecting rod.
- Crank shafts.
- Rockers arm.
- pitman arm.
- Wheel spindle’s.
- Axle beams and shafts.
- Drive shafts.
- Clutch hubs.
- Universal joints.
- Gear shift level.
- Steering arms.
- Torsion bars.
- Engine value.
- Agricultural machinery and equipment.
- Values fitting.
- Oil filed applications for high pressure application.