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Seamless Rolled Rings Manufacturers and Companies

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Our company offers the supplies that our customers count on for their own quality products. We only use the highest quality products and manufacturing processes, such as the forging method we use to create seamless rolled rings. Our customers come from all over the world, because we have a reputation for creating lifelong relationships with our customers. Contact us today for more info!
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All Metals & Forge Group is an experienced manufacturer of seamless rolled rings, in addition to many other quality products & services. Expediting & logistics services help All Metals & Forge Group's clients meet difficult deadlines & respond to emergency material needs for situations from AOG, plant shutdowns, rush orders, CIL or other urgent repair situations. AM & FG is the one to trust! We take pride in our ability to anticipate your needs and offer the best secondary operations.
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Anderson Shumaker is the seamless rolled rings specialist, with the equipment and craftsmen to produce the highest quality results. Anderson Shumaker also offers secondary processing, including heat treating, rough machining, saw cutting, hole boring, destructive and nondestructive testing. Anderson Shumaker's solutions will stand up in service and they stand behind every product.
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We are capable of manufacturing a wide variety of forged products, including ingots, metal sheets, seamless rolled rings, metal tubes, and much more! If you can think of it, we can build it! We work hard to create customized products that provide the ultimate solution to our clients. Look to us to provide you with the support you need every step of the way!
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Look no further than Ken Forging, Inc. for seamless rolled rings! We have exactly what you need with our products. We aim to provide the highest customer service possible and to bring you top of the line products when it comes to forged bolts. We are the premium manufacturer of forged bolts in the industry. We are a seasoned group of professionals who take quality and customer service seriously! For more information on our products or seamless rolled rings, give us a call today
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Our creative teams can easily manufacture your seamless rolled rings. We are a forward-thinking supplier and we offer the shortest lead times. Just let us know your applications and we can handle the rest. We provided value-added services and we are committed to your needs from the initial conversation and long after the sale. Please visit our website or give us a call today!
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Established in 1978, Ferralloy, Inc. has established and sustained a successful business by developing expertise in supplying its customer base high quality seamless rolled rings, delivered on time at competitive prices. Ferralloy's primary focus is in providing the metalworking industry with castings, fabrications, forgings, machining and related products and services.
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Seamless Rolled Rings

Seamless rolled rings are forgings formed from a single "donut"-shaped block of metal by the application of horizontal and vertical pressure. Seamless ring-rolling is a unique type of metal forging that produces seamless metal rings with great tensile strength and structural integrity. Seamless rings may be forged into a wide range of dimensions, from small bearing housings to wind turbine slewing rings.

The outside dimensions of seamless rolled rings can range from a few inches to 30 feet, height can reach from less than an inch to higher than 9 feet, and weight can be as much as 350,000 pounds. The shape of seamless rolled rings can be configured to be flatter, like a washer, or to have high walls like a hollow cylinder. Unlike other types of ring forming, this forging process creates a seamless ring with great integral strength, capable of resisting high degrees of internal or external pressure. This is why wheel hubs, bearing housings, pressure vessels, gears, jet engine bearings, engine turbines and wind turbines - all applications which apply significant force - are usually made from seamless forged rings. Seamless rolled rings are also utilized in nuclear reactors, off-road equipment, couplings, rotor spacers, sealed discs and cases, flanges, valve bodies and many other high stress applications.


A seamless rolled ring begins as a solid, circular block of metal that is heated to forging temperatures and then punched through the center to form a "donut" shape. This preform is then placed on a rolling rig with a roller touching the inside of the donut and a roller touching the outside of the donut. The two rollers begin to rotate in opposite directions, turning the ring, and at the same time the rollers slowly squeeze inwards, thinning the ring wall and causing the diameter of the ring to increase. Some ring-rolling machines also have a roller that presses down on top of the ring as it turns, governing the height of the ring wall. The process continues until the ring has been thinned, flattened or otherwise shaped to its desired dimensions, at which point it may receive secondary processing such as size fine-tuning or heat treatment. Rings can be shaped at high forging temperatures for faster forging or, for rings that require the highest pressure resistance, such as aluminum car wheels, the rolling can be done at lower temperatures over a longer period. Lower forging temperatures and longer forging times result in greater tensile strength. The ring-rolling process can be modified in any number of ways to produce a wide range of precise contours both on the inner dimension and outer dimension. Seamless rolled rings are unequaled in tangential strength, ductility, and adaptability.

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Overview

With the right material selection, proven forging processes, and proper tools, Weldaloy has all the ingredients to manufacture seamless rolled rings in less time, with less material wastage, and with a more uniform grain that ensures the strength and reliability of your product.

The goal of this technical paper is to help you determine which forging process is right for you in meeting your seamless rolled ring needs. Because when you fully understand the differences between each forging process, you can improve your design and, ultimately, the quality and performance of your product.

Introduction

Weldaloy offers complete forging capabilities to a variety of industries such as Aerospace, Power Generation, Electronics and others using copper, aluminum, and other non-ferrous forgings. We manufacture seamless rolled rings using the open die forging process, closed die forging process, and rolled ring forging process.

Seamless Rolled Ring Forging Process

With our 40-ton ring rolling machine, Weldaloy has the capability to manufacture seamless rolled rings using most of the metals we offer. This process provides significant flexibility allowing for various sizes, and provides a more uniform product that is stronger, more reliable and made in less time and with less material waste than traditional forging processes.

Rolled RingThe process starts with raw material (a blank) being cut to size, then rounded to a disk shape.

Rolled RingThe blank is punched then pierced in the center, using the open die forging process, to create a preform in the shape of a donut.

Rolled RingThe donut shaped preform is then placed on the ring rolling mill for rolling.

Rolled RingThe axial rollers control the height of the ring. The idler roller, or mandrel, applies pressure to the preform by pressing it against the drive roller to decrease wall thickness and height and increase ring diameter until the correct diameter is reached.

Forged RingThe seamless rolled ring forging process, when done properly, produces a superior ring containing a more uniform grain, more repeatable mechanical properties, and a truer/rounder shape, which makes more efficient use of materials (less waste) and produces rings in less time. After rolling, the product can be sent on for heat treatment and machining to achieve the tolerances and specifications for the finished product.

Whether your order is 10 rings or 100 rings or more, the seamless rolled ring forging process minimizes the variation from ring-to-ring.

Forged rolled rings can be configured in various sizes as shown in the table below. Specialized orders can be produced to manufacture seamless forged rolled rings in customized configurations.

Table 1: Rolled Ring Forging Process Capabilities

ITEM SPECIFICATION
Minimum Outside Diameter 10"
Maximum Outside Diameter 40"
Maximum Height 8 1/4"
Maximum Weight 500 lbs.
Tolerance Range ± 1/8"

Open Die Forging Process

Open DIe ForgingIn the open die forging process, a piece of metal is deformed by placing it between dies that do not completely enclose it. The dies hammer or deform the metal through a series of movements to achieve the desired shape and form. From here, the product can be sent on for heat treatment and machining to achieve the tolerances and specifications for the finished product.

The open die forging process is used to produce forgings that are simple in shape and made in smaller quantities. This process works well for producing products that:

·  Are too large to be produced using other manufacturing methods
·  Require mechanical properties that cannot be achieved in other metal forming methods
·  Have a small quantity requirement that would not justify tooling costs
·  Have a short delivery requirement that will not allow time to make proper tooling

Rings that have special mechanical requirements or that may require warm work or cold work, or are too large to be produced on a ring rolling mill can be open die forged.

Table 2: Open Die Forging Process Capabilities

ITEM SPECIFICATION
Maximum Thickness 20"
Maximum Weight 4,500 lbs.
Maximum Diameter 72"

Closed Die Forging Process

Closed Die ForgingThe closed die forging process (also called impression die forging) uses pressure to force or compress a piece of metal to fill an enclosed die impression of a predetermined shape and form. Depending on the product's size, shape, or specifications, several impression dies can be used to form the finished product.

This process is best suited for producing rings that are smaller in size and in higher quantities and do not have difficult mechanical property requirements.

Table 3: Closed Die Forging Process Capabilities

ITEM SPECIFICATION
Minimum Inside Diameter 5"
Maximum Outside Diameter 10" to 19"
Maximum Thickness Contact Weldaloy to discuss

The Weldaloy Advantage is Clear

Weldaloy's vertical integration system provides significant advantages in meeting your seamless rolled ring forging needs:

  • Cost savings - No added transportation expenses from moving products between suppliers. Everything done under one roof.
  • Consistent quality - Leads to higher profitability for our customers
  • One supplier - Simplifies the whole process and keeps costs down
  • No hidden fees or charges - We hold our prices to what was agreed upon
  • Technical and engineering expertise - With 70 years of metal forging experience, Weldaloy has the knowledge and skills to help you achieve your metal forging goals
  • Reliability - With a Quality Management System (QMS) that is AS9100C and ISO9001: 2008 certified
  • Customer first approach - We work with you every step of the way to ensure your product exceeds your expectations
  • Flexibility and customization - Our vertical integration process means we have the equipment, knowledge and material to customize your product to your specifications.

Weldaloy has the equipment and forging processes to accommodate a wide range of sizes to meet your ring needs. Below is a summary of each process. We also have the expertise to help you with custom and/or unique product orders.

Table 4: Summary of Each Forging Process

OPEN DIE FORGING CLOSED DIE FORGING ROLLER RING FORGING
Larger ring sizes Smaller ring sizes Smaller ring sizes
Lower quantities Higher quantities Higher quantities
Little or no tooling costs Cost savings/less raw material needed Little or no tooling costs
Can achieve mechanical properties other forging processes may not Best on complex shapes with closer dimensional tolerances Consistency in parts produced

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