For complex shapes and geometries
It’s a metal transformation and manufacturing process performed in the presence of high temperatures.
Through this process it’s possible to obtain components with better mechanical characteristics and superior surface aspects, even in very complex shapes and geometries.
All this thanks to steel dies designed with 3D technology and made in the laboratory, always taking account of all the typical variables of this type of manufacturing.
The service offered by Inginera also includes the consultancy of highly specialized technicians, able to offer complete advice to customers, identify the ideal production process and the most suitable metals for this type of manufacturing.
The hot forging procedure firstly involves the definition of the forging design, including drafts, radii and allowances. Subsequently, the first choice material used for this process undergoes cutting, on the basis of the article to be obtained.
After heating the material in induction or gas furnaces, it is forged by pressure, gravity from a power hammer or hydraulic from a press. The burr is removed and the forged component is cooled in air, water or oil.
At this point the component is ready for a possible surface heat treatment or a possible mechanical finishing process.
Hot forgable ferrous materials
- Carbon and alloy steels, such as S355 – C40 – 42CD4 – 39NiCrMo3 – 16NCD5 – 43CrAlMo7
- Stainless steels, such as AISI304 – AISI316 – AISI420 – AISI430
- Super alloys, such as Inconel – Monel – Astelloy – AISI660
Hot forgable non-ferrous materials
- Aluminum, such as Al6082 – Al6061 – Al7075 (Ergal) – Al7003 – Al7020
- Brass, Bronze, Titanium, Magnesium, Copper, Bronal and Cupronickel
HOT FORGING ADVANTAGES
Hot forging is the process that most optimizes production costs and significantly improves the mechanical characteristics of the forged component.
Greater ductility and minimal springback/work hardening effects
Surface without porosity
Zero risk of blowholes and inclusions
Reduction of the resistant section
Minimum allowances on the rough part
Reduction of chemical inconsistencies
Reduction of internal defects and less waste in subsequent processing.
DO YOU NEED TO MASS-PRODUCE A CUSTOMIZED METAL COMPONENT?
We offer you the feasibility study and the identification of the most suitable production process, ensuring very high quality of materials and excellent quality/price ratio.