Across the globe large scale manufacturing industries convert metals and moulding ores into desired shapes like industrial equipment like wired rings, screw rings, self-reinforced nozzles, blocks, cylinders, etc. also, commonly used agricultural machinery, aerospace, oil field applications, off-highway types of equipments, etc by deforming the metal by pressing or hammering.
These are the list of cases where forge products are used
- Are the products made of metal?
Most of the metal goods are forged as we all know that metals can melt or change their shape under high pressures and very high temperatures. Industries use a set of tools to shape the metal into required goods in large quantities, while custom made metal products are made as per the requirement by making handmade changes.
- If mould lines are present:
In some cases, two or more parts are bonded together at high temperature to form moulded forge products. This process is different from welding as no weld lines will appear but the moulded line will. This method can create even complex items with ease. Whereas some types of moulds can produce highly accurate and precise products without the necessity of joining the pieces together.
- All types of welded items:
In general, metals are the form of rocky ores. So, any geometric shape like rods, bars or cubes we are using or even the regularly seen and used goods like metal gates, custom aluminium products are nothing but forged products.
Listed below are the different types of forging techniques :
Open die or flat die forging
Closed die or impression forging
Hot upset forging
Forging products are part of our daily life because it has a low manufacturing cost compared to other machining techniques. Forged goods have a high strength to weight ratio, gears with high load carrying capacity and more.
By now it is clear that many products are created by forges and industry has a wide variety of applications over forged goods. Metals which are naturally available aren’t fit for any purpose unless purified. To add durability, strength and other properties metals are often mixed with other metals to form alloys so that physical properties like ductility and malleability will be achieved. Forging even includes purifying metal and making into a custom shape, enabling us to believe that we are surrounded with forged metal goods and every metal product is half or fully forged somewhere in its production process.