Forging Introduction

Forging is a process in which metal is pressed, squeezed or pounded to turn it into a specific shape. Forged metal is stronger than that manufactured by any other process. Forged parts are durable, long lasting and trusted by all industries.

The following is a useful list of forging FAQ for your knowledge about forging.

Which Metals are Forged?

Any metal on the earth can be forged. Some of the metals that are most commonly forged include steel, aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, carbon, nickel and alloy that contains cobalt.

In USA and Canada how many people are employed in forging industry?

It is estimated that around 45000 people are employed in the forging industry. Most commonly, every industry employees between 50 to 500 persons, each.

What equipment is used to produce forged parts?

There are many types of equipment used in forging, the most common ones are:

Presses. These are commonly used with their driving force of up to 50000 tons. Presses are used to squeeze the metal vertically in high pressure.

Hammers. These are also used with a driving force of up to 23000 kgs.

Upsetters. These are also presses for horizontal forging. Ring rollers are type of upsetters that turn a hollow round piece of metal against a rotating roll under great pressure, to produce a one-piece ring.

What does forging industry do?


This is quite a big industry, and they do quite a lot of thing including:

a) make equipment and parts  for their own company, which are later used in forging of other parts. This is called captive forging.

b) make standard equipment, tools and accessories that are commonly sold everywhere. This is often called catalog forging.

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c) make custom forged parts, on customer orders. This is referred to as custom forging.

Who buys forged parts?

There are 10s' of industries that use forged parts. They include automotive industry, airline industry, NASA, construction, agriculture and mining companies.

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