When to Use Warm Forging to Make Automotive Components
Warm forging is a process that shapes metal material and metal billets at warm temperatures ranging from 520 to 900 degrees celsius. Compared with cold forging, warm forging has advantages over cold forging and hot forging since it can reduce tooling loads and forging press loads, increases stell ductility and does not require the need to anneal before forging or even heat treatment. Warm forging is typically used to produce components comprised of steel alloys that would be harder to perform with cold forging. It is also used for making automotive metal components that will be close to the final net result when finished. The process first requires for the workpiece to be heated above the hardening temperature and under the point of temperature at which scales start to form. The parts are then exposed to intensive cooling, and due to the alternating exposure of the parts to heat and cool temperatures, the parts are subject to high thermal fatigue. Examples of automotive warm forging
components include warm forging shafts, gears, and vehicle front wheel drive parts.
With over 20 years of expertise as warm forging manufacturers, DF Precision Inc., a warm forging Michigan company, supplies high quality automotive components to top major automotive companies. Warm forgings can produce very strong and reliable OEM auto components based on all types of custom forging designs. For more information about DF Precision Warm Forging and custom forging services, please call the Michigan warm forging company at 626-578-7988