Metal Forging Manufacturers and Companies

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  • A Company Growing Within the Forging Industry

    Metal Forging What started in a 20 x 20 garage has blossomed into one of the best businesses in the metal forging industry. Ken Forging has been in the business for over 45 years and we are proud to say that we are one of the leading manufacturers in the forging business. We are now in a much larger facility, 250,000 square feet to be exact with a 12,000 square foot packaging and shipping area. Read More......

  • Metal Forging Industry Struggling

    Even though the demand for steel and other metal products is high right now, there is much less recent demand for forged metal products. The entire forging industry is going through a slump in 2012 and 2013, mainly due to increasing input costs and reduced demand overall. Generally, there are two types of forging suppliers. One type of supplier caters to manufacturing plants and creates machine parts. The other type of supplier creates forged metal parts for the automotive industry through die forging. While die forging is doing better than...

  • The Return of the Family Blacksmith

    In Plainfield Township, Michigan, there is a man named Tom Turtzo who has brought the ancient art of blacksmithing back to life. In 1977, he bought an old chicken farm that the previous owner, Harry Rupell, had transformed into a working blacksmith shop. Most of the tools in the shop were manufactured before 1920, and used ancient metal forging techniques to create a variety of products from iron and other metals. Tom Turtzo creates a variety of products using a mix of ancient and modern supplies and equipment. Most of...

  • Metal Forging According to One Perspective

    When I think about metal forging, a variety of images come to mind. I think of old cartoons where giant men work with fire and metal to create swords, or scenes from movies about Excalibur's creation. But I think one of the most popular references to metal forging in the last ten years is from the film Iron Man, starring Robert Downey, Jr. In the scene where he's imprisoned in a cave, Tony Stark (Downey's character) creates a suit made of forged scrap metal. He accomplishes this task using the...

  • Drop Forging Explained

    Drop forging is different from other traditional forging methods. In traditional forging, a heavy object is used to pound or press the metal into the desired shape. In drop forging, the metal is heated and shaped by forcing it through a die mold. There are two kinds of drop forging, hot forging and cold forging. In hot forging, the metal is heated beyond the recystallization temperature of the metal. This allows work hardening to be prevented. In cold forging, the metal is below the recrystallization temperature of the metal. Cold...

  • Metal Forging Yesterday and Today

    The art of metal forging has been around for thousands of years. The process has been used for art and practical tools throughout history. Metal forging is the process of reshaping metals to produce specific shapes and sizes, while still in a solid form. To perfect metal forging, one must thoroughly understand the processes. The basics are easy to learn, but to produce the piece desired, perfect conditions must be created. Because of this ancient skill the human race has prospered. Therefore, these techniques have driven us into the Bronze...

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Metal Forging

Metal forging is a metal forming process that involves the plastic deformation of metal through extreme pressure. Usually metal forging is performed at high temperatures, but it can also be done ‘cold’ at temperatures below the re-crystallization point of the metal. As one the oldest known metalworking processes, metal forging has evolved over the centuries to include innovative and diverse techniques.

Some of the more recently developed metal forging techniques include induction forging, impression-die forging, press forging and roll forging. Some of the metals that are commonly used in metal forging processes include aluminum, iron, carbon steel, copper, titanium, brass, stainless steel and nickel. Metal forging is used to produce an extensive amount of parts and products including blanks, gears, bars, springs, hubs, spindles, flanges, shafts, rings, pins, axles and piping. Since metal forging is used to form so many different kinds of parts, it is applicable for a wide range of industries such as electronics, industrial, automotive, construction, aerospace, mining, medical and architecture. In addition, metal forging is advantageous over other metalworking processes because it provides enhanced strength characteristics in the produced parts.

The two most common methods of metal forging are closed or open die forging. Closed die, or impression-die, forging involves the movement of metal blanks through a set of dies shaped in the required part design. Open die forging, also known as smith forging, involves the use of flat dies with little shape. This method creates parts by the manipulation of the metal through the die into the required shape. This process allows for larger products to be forged and is more amenable to small production runs and one-of-a-kind items than closed-die forging. In addition, metal forging can also be done in three different temperature zones. Hot metal forging is the most common and is done at temperatures up to 2300 degrees F. Cold forging and warm forging, on the other hand, are done at temperatures ranging from room temperature to several hundred degrees, depending on the metal. The cold forging process is only possible with relatively small workpieces, up to 25 pounds, but has the benefit of producing even stronger products because of the work hardening that takes place during the forging. Cold forging processes include bending, cold drawing, cold heading, coining and extrusions. Hot forging has its advantages over cold forging as well; it is more versatile in terms of the sizes of its products and in terms of the range of metals that can be forged. Hot forged items are also more easily subjected to further processing and machining.

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