What is Open Die Forging?
Open-die forging can produce forgings from a few pounds up to more than 150 tons. Called open-die because the metal is not confined laterally by impression dies during forging, this process progressively works the starting stock into the desired shape, most commonly between flat-faced dies. In practice, open-die forging comprises many process variations, permitting an extremely broad range of shapes and sizes to be produced. In fact, when design criteria dictate optimum structural integrity for a huge metal component, the sheer size capability of open-die forging makes it the clear process choice over non-forging alternatives. At the high end of the size range, open-die forgings are limited only by the size of the starting stock, namely, the largest ingot that can be cast. Practically all forgeable ferrous and non-ferrous alloys can be open-die forged, including some exotic materials like age-hardening superalloys and corrosion-resistant refractory alloys.
Trupply carries large variety of Flanges and Fittings that are forged out of Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel and Nickel Alloy materials. It is the forging process that significantly reduces the cost of product from 1/5th to 1/10th of comparable machined-only part. Visit our Knowledge Central section to learn more about forged flanges, fittings and products offered by Trupply.
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- Chance Gristy