During forging, metal is pressed and pounded under high pressure. Forging tools are used to shape the metal. As you’d expect, the results are less precise than many other manufacturing processes, but very strong.
Forging is the best choice when you need large numbers of parts, and precision isn’t required but performance and strength is. Aluminium and steel are commonly used forged materials. At Rencol Manufacturing, we offer both hot forging and cold forging.
Cold forging is a faster process and therefore more suitable for high volumes, but is best with softer materials such as aluminium. Hot forging can be a better choice for more complicated shapes, as it’s easier to shape heated metal.
Why choose forging with us?
- Cost effective for high volumes.
- Cost effective tooling fabrication.
- High strength.
- Hot or cold forging.
- Part size: cold forging max 16mm ø x 160mm long; hot forging, 200mm ø x 150mm long. 20,000 piece minimum order quantity.
- Typical lead time 10-12 weeks following sample approval. Understand our working process.
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Aerospace / Automotive / Construction / Marine / Machine building / Defence / Oil and gas / Catering / Consumer goods