Custom Open Die Forging Capabilities
The open die forging process consists of contorting a piece of metal between 2 separate dies. The metal is then manipulated through die pressing the material through a series of movements until the desired shape is achieved.
The products created through the custom open die forging process usually need secondary machining and refining to achieve the tolerances required for the finished specifications. Open die forgings are often used for the short run forging of parts that are basic, rather than advanced, in design, such as discs, rounds, sleeves, cylinders and shafts.
Custom shapes can also be produced through the open die forging process. The deformation process increases the strength of the grain structure, which creates a more stabilized custom open die forging. Some additional benefits of open die forging include improved fatigue resistance and strength. Open die forging also reduces voids.