Open Die Metal Forging Advantages
We stock materials in stainless steel, carbon, and alloys. As a highly competent forging manufacturer, Great Lakes Forge sustains a continual flow of metal inventory from a proven stream of sources. Our fully equipped machine shop and in-house heat treatment facility provide assurance that we will get your product to you in the quickest possible time. From stainless steel forgings to carbon and alloy steels, our in-house inventory coupled with our relationships with our suppliers ensures that we always make our promised delivery times.
Some of the advantages of custom open-die-forgings from Great Lakes Forge include:
- Quickest lead times for custom forgings in the industry.
- Wide range of stainless, carbon, and alloy steels.
- Milling capabilities that bring your custom forged product closer to size at reasonable costs.
- Quality controlled heat treating that produces consistent steel product.
- Testing capabilities to ensure quality and adhere to your requirements.
- Custom forging is ideal for prototypes and short run situations.
- Produce sizes that aren't available in plate or bar stock.
Custom Forged Metal Parts
Forged blocks, rectangles, and flats provide greater strength over standard plate or bar steel are valued for the enhancements they lend parts for performance in high-pressure environments, applications in which corrosion resistance is important.
Forged flats provide superior mechanical qualities over standard plate or rolled bar products. Forged flats can also be easily forged with a minimum thickness of 2.5” and in sizes up to 24” wide and 144” long.
These shapes are produced utilizing our state-of-the-art custom computer software which increases accuracy, ease of replication, and speed of production time, thus saving you money on your part.
Forged hubs, spindles, and stepshafts provide greater strength and fatigue resistance with continuous grain flow.
Forged crankshafts provide strength and reliability that far surpass any cast or turned bar stock, making forged crankshafts the standard for any use that demands strength, consistency or quality.
As a premier forged shaft manufacturer Great Lakes Forge can produce forged steel shafts weighing up to 4,000 lbs. Our stainless steel forging lead times are the best in the industry, often 2 times faster than our larger competitors.
We can manufacture high-pressure forged stainless steel blocks that provide excellent corrosion resistance and a finish that’s perfect for several different types of applications.
Our forged fluid ends set the standard for strength, consistency, and quality. Forged fluid ends provide improved microstructure, continuous grain flow, and higher fatigue resistance.