How Cold Forging Can Shape Metal at Room Temperature
The process of cold forging enables the shape and size of metals to be altered while the temperature is cold or below the recrystallization point at room temperature. The degree to how well cold forging can shape and deform the material depends greatly on the type of metal used, the chemical composition, and annealed properties of the grade. Hardness and ductility are also important properties to consider when determining the formability of the metal material. Cold forging typically involves rare materials such as normal series, non-ferrous metal and black metal.
Because the metal is not heated, cold metal forging requires stronger tools and more powerful machinery than the other methods of forging. Although cold forging takes more effort, it produces metal parts that have more strength and precision which is more cost effective overall. In addition, cold forging involves techniques that reduces the loss of material and forging energy, and produces metal parts that do not require any expensive machining processes since the results already have precision and finished surface condition with very fine grain size.
Cold metal forging has recently become an advanced and competitive technology in the manufacturing industry since it has more beneficial alternatives to other methods of metal forming. As one of the few manufacturers that focuses and specializes especially in cold forging, DF Precision has become the leading cold metal parts supplier to many major international and global brands as well as local distributors. With over 20 years of expertise in the cold forging industry, DF Precision uses only the most high-tech equipment to produce high precision quality metal parts. For more information, please call the DF office at 626-572-7988.
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