Aluminum is Used Commonly for Large Production Forgings
Practically all types of metals, ferrous and nonferrous, can be used in the process of metal forging, and different techniques of forging apply to different metals depending on their ductility and mechanical and physical properties. The standard processes of forging are Cold Forging, Warm Forging, and Hot Forging. Within these three methods, aluminum alloy metals can be forged by open die, closed die, and ring rolling.
The most common metals used in forging are carbon and alloy steels. Iron nickel and cobalt require forging under high temperatures. Aluminum metal is usually shaped by the process of cold forging, since it is not as hard of a metal and has a low melting point, and therefore can be altered in cold and room temperatures. The flow behavior of aluminum alloys has the potential to soften when high stress is applied, and complex dimensions and details can be forged under these conditions, also known as precision forging. Aluminum is usually forged in high volumes, which cold forging is an effective process to use for mass forgings. Aluminum alloys are also used predominantly in automotive, electronics, and aerospace applications. Due to the low density of aluminum, it is used abundantly in aluminum forging projects where the weight of the component is important.
With the technology of cold forging advancing, it is now more beneficial to forge aluminum cold to achieve precise results, save money, and be able to produce efficiently in mass amounts. DF Precision Inc., a California cold forging company, focuses their expertise on the art of cold forging to perform aluminum forging, and manufactures cold forgings within a faster production time. TO submit a RFQ for cold forging or aluminum forging projects, please contact DF Precision Inc. California forging company office at 626-572-7988
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