Forging is a manufacturing process in which metal is formed through techniques including pressing, hammering or rolling to create a near-net shape part. The most significant benefit of the forging process is improved strength due to manipulation of grain flow within the material. Generally, a forging is achieved by preheating the metal to a specified temperature before it is formed into the desired shape.
Forged parts vary in size, shape and sophistication — from the hammer and wrench in your toolbox to close-tolerance precision components. Similarly, there is a wide variance in types of forging processes. Some of the most common methods of producing forged parts include closed or impression-die forging, cold forging, open-die forging and seamless rolled-ring forging. Domet is able to assist you in selecting the appropriate forging process to manufacture parts meeting all of your design criteria, while maintaining the highest level of quality.