Open Die, Closed Die and Rolled Ring Forgings
Weldaloy Products Company provides non-ferrous materials in open die forgings‚ closed die forgings and rolled ring forgings to a variety of industries. Because there is a vast array of metalworking processes‚ each with their own unique effects on material‚ it is important when designing your new product or redesigning an existing product that you select the one that best fits your process.
Forgings are prevalent today in many industrial processes due to their ability to function at high operating temperatures‚ higher loads and increased stress applications. The level of structural reliability achieved by the forging process is unmatched by any other metalworking process. Unexpected failure under stress or impact is greatly reduced because there are no internal gas pockets or voids in forged material. As such‚ there is a high degree of safety associated to the use of forged material. Additionally‚ this structural reliability contributes to faster production rates and lower costs due to reduced inspection requirements‚ uniform response to heat treatment and consistent machinability.
Which forging process is right for you?
- Open Die Forging is best for larger sizes, lower quantities and is low cost and flexible.
- Closed Die Forging is best for smaller sizes, higher quantities and is ideal when dimensional tolerances are important and cost savings/less raw material is needed.
- Rolled Ring Forging is best for small to medium sized rings and higher quantities and repeat orders. It also offers cost savings/less raw material needed.