Custom Forged Parts

Forged metal parts are manufactured through a closed die process that transforms raw metal into a custom shape. Custom forging processes provide a cost-effective way to produce parts with distinct sizes and shapes that can be used for all types of applications. If your project requires a part or component that is tough, rugged, and can withstand years of constant use, then custom forging manufacturing is your ticket to success.

Great Lakes Forge is your custom open-die forgings experts. Our state-of-the-art forgings processes create unique products, parts, and shapes for all industries and applications. With over six decades of experience, we have the knowledge and expertise to create custom forged parts based on your project’s exact specifications.

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Custom Forged Part Options

If you are in the market for advanced quality forged materials and forged services, look no further than Great Lakes Forge for your custom forging needs. Our custom forged shapes, blocks, flats, rounds, hubs and more are made to our customer’s exact specifications, which allows them to save time and money on unnecessary materials. Our custom parts are manufactured from only the finest materials and include the following options:

Blocks, Rectangles & Flats

Forged steel blocks are considered a raw supply product, even though they have been extensively worked and refined to improve the properties of the metal. 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. The flats can also be easily forged with a minimum thickness of 2.5” and in sizes up to 24” wide and 144” long. Our customers count on us to produce the high quality forged flats they need with some of the industry's fastest turnaround times.

Rounds, Discs & Sleeves

Individually forged rounds and discs with a 3 to 1 minimum reduction can greatly improve the properties of your part thereby reducing the risk of any voids or imperfections. 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.

Hubs, Spindles & Stepshafts

With our advanced in-house machine shop we can create fully customized forged hubs, spindles, and stepshafts to your exact specifications in a variety of materials. Hubs, spindles, and stepshafts provide greater strength and fatigue resistance with continuous grain flow.

Custom Forged Crankshafts

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. In our heat treat facility, we can stress relieve, normalize, harden, or temper your custom crankshaft to your specific requirements.

Steel Shafts

As a premier forged shaft manufacturer Great Lakes Forge can produce forged steel shafts weighing up to 4,000 lbs. Our stainless steel lead times are the best in the industry, often 2 times faster than our larger competitors. The quality of steel shafts that we create are of far higher quality than shafts machined from bar stock. This is due to the quality of our forged steel shafts.

Stainless Steel Blocks 

We offer quench-and-temper heat treating, milling & machining, ultrasonic testing, and mechanical testing to create the best finished stainless steel blocks on the market. 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.

Stainless Steel Fluid Ends

A forged fluid end provides increased strength and reliability over otherwise identical fluid ends produced from bar stock or by other means. Our forged fluid ends set the standard for strength, consistency, and quality. Fluid ends provide improved microstructure, continuous grain flow, and higher fatigue resistance.

For more information regarding our forged custom parts and capabilities, get in touch with our sales team, or give us a call at 800-748-0271 and we will gladly assist you with your custom part needs. Great Lakes Forge is your trusted source for high quality custom forgings.

Industries Served with Custom Forged Parts

Forged parts and shapes are used by numerous industries throughout the world. Custom forgings provide the backbone, skeletal structure and inner workings of an abundance of heavy-duty machines that drive the world’s industries. Some of the industries that Great Lakes Forge produces custom parts for include:

Inventory & Materials for Custom Forged Parts

Great Lakes Forge carries a wide range of materials to suit all project needs. Our advanced quality 13-8 and other stainless steelcarbon, and alloy steel materials will provide the results that you demand, no matter the circumstances. We have over 200 types of materials that we can forge to your exact specifications, which makes finding the material you are looking for quick and easy. If you don't see the quality forging material you are looking for contact us, we have access to a wide range of providers.

Custom Forgings & Services

At Great Lakes Forge we offer numerous premium quality custom services for your advanced project needs. Some of the services that we offer include CNC Machining, Saw Cutting, Deliveries and more. Great Lakes Forge provides a complete line of forging services to handle all your project requirements, no matter what.

Your Source for Premium Custom Forged Parts & Shapes

For more information regarding our custom forging products, get in touch with our sales team or request a quote for direct pricing information today. Great Lakes Forge is your trusted source for premium quality custom forged parts and shapes.