What is forging?

  • (noun): Shaping metal by heating and hammering.


Forging is a manufacturing process involving the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces. Forging is often classified according to the temperature at which it is performed: "cold", "warm", or "hot" forging. Forged parts can range in weight from less than a kilogram to 580 metric tons. Forged parts usually require further processing to achieve a finished part.

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Equipment - Forging Presses
... A forging press, often just called a press, is used for press forging ... The roll forging, upsetting, and automatic hot forging processes all use specialized machinery ... List of large forging presses, by ingot size Force (tonnes) Ingot size (tonnes) Company Location 16,000 600 China National Erzhong Group Deyang, China 14,000 600 Japan Steel Works Japan 15,000 580 China First Heavy ...
Hypereutectic Piston - Forged Versus Cast
... applications which require stronger pistons, a forging process is used ... In the forging process, the rough casting is placed in a die set while it is still hot and semi-solid ... pistons can be forged, but typically are only cast, because the extra expense of forging is not justified when cast pistons are considered strong enough for ...
Sabatier - Manufacturing Process
... in Thiers, France, most provide high quality cutlery using traditional forging techniques that were developed in the area in the early and mid-19th century ... and forged to the shape of the blade, bolster, and tang using forging dies in one operation ... The alternative way to manufacture knives is stamping forging has traditionally been considered superior, but from the late 20th century some knives of excellent quality have been produced by ...
Basque Referendum, 2008 - Forging
... On 27 June 2008, the referendum cite was approved by the Basque Parliament narrowly by 34 to 33, and 7 abstentions ... To break the existing 33 to 33 vote tie at the Basque autonomous Parliament, the referendum cite received the tactical support of one of the EHAK MPs, regarded as ETA's political arm–, while the other 7 MPs of this party abstained ...

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