Sometimes called flat die or open die forging,
hand forging uses flat or simple contour dies to work heated metal
into a specific shape. A nationwide forgings supplier, Philadelphia
Forgings, offers many types of hand forged products in weights up
to 80,000 pounds. Philadelphia Forgings is proud to supply the hand
forgings you need, whether you are based in Pennsylvania, Delaware,
New Jersey, or other regional and national areas.
What is Hand Forging?
Hand forging is a method of forging
that shapes metal according to the movement of the workpiece. The
metal is worked between two flat or simple contour dies with repeated
strokes while the workpiece is continually manipulated. Because
the metal is not laterally confined, the movement of the workpiece
and the dies is essential to reaching the desired shape.
Materials Used for
Different types of metal can be shaped through
hand forging. The most common types of metal include carbon
high temperature alloys, titanium,
and more. We offer hand forgings in many other types of materials;
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Benefits of Hand Forgings
Long Service Life
Aligned Grain Flow
Fine Grain Structure
Better Mechanical Properties
Parts and tools created through hand forging
are superior to those created by machining, welding, or casting.
Hand forging alters the cast structure of the metal and produces
more refined, unbroken grain structures while working the metal
into the desired shape. As a result, forged tools and parts have
improved mechanical properties through decreased porosity, aligned
grain flow, and increased strength. Hand forging is also capable
of producing extremely large forgings and achieving the unique shapes
requested in custom jobs.
Philadelphia Forgings is one of the most reliable
suppliers of superior forgings in the Northeast. Call us today to
learn more. Regardless of your product or systems requirement,
our forgings can meet your needs and exceed your expectations in
regards to impact strength, service life, and fatigue resistance.