What Is Forging
What Is Forging
Cold forging tools are designed to sustain high and repeated stress. Tungsten carbide material makes the use of cold-heading technology possible for mass production of high-volume parts like screws, bolts, and rivets. Then what is forging? How many types of forging there are?
What is Forging?
Forging is a manufacturing process through which a solid metal workpiece is deformed and then re-shaped using compression. Unlike other methods of shaping metal, forging gives the creator more control over the final result because the grain of the metal deforms to follow the new shape. This means that the forger can decide which parts of the new metal object will be the strongest. As a result, a forged piece is stronger than the same piece created through casting or machining.
Different tools are used to accomplish forging, including the more traditional hammer and anvil, as well as the industrial use of hammers powered by electricity, steam, or hydraulics. Today, forging is largely done by machines at the industrial level and is a worldwide industry.
Forging is done either, ‘hot,’ ‘warm,’ or ‘cold.’ No matter the temperature, the method and machines used can be classified as one of the following:
Drop Forging: Use of forging hammers and screw presses
Pressure Forging (rotational motion): Use of hydraulic and mechanical machines
Pressure Forging (translational motion): Use of rolling mills
Pressure Forging (a combination of translational and rotational motion): Flospinning and orbital forging
Zhuzhou Better tungsten Carbide Company as an intergrated tungsten carbide provider, we can offer both tungsten cabride cold forging dies and tungsten carbide hot forging dies. As the application environment is different, there are also difference on choose which carbide grade for the application. ZZbetter offers different grades for different applications, here give you a brief idea. Below chart shows some of the carbide grades we are offering now for heading dies, you can take a reference and find a proper carbide grades for your application.
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