What is Aluminum Forging?
Aluminum forging is a process of shaping metal into desired shapes by using compressive forces. This process is used to create complex shapes from aluminum, which is a lightweight and strong metal. The process involves heating the metal to its malleable state, then using a hammer or press to shape it into the desired form. Aluminum forging is used in the automotive and aerospace industries, as well as for components in construction and machinery.
What are advantages of aluminum forging?
- High Strength and Ductility: Aluminum forging offers high strength and ductility, making it an ideal choice for parts that require both strength and toughness.
- Lightweight: Aluminum is much lighter than steel, making it a great choice for parts that need to be lightweight.
- Durability: Aluminum forging is incredibly durable and resistant to corrosion, making it ideal for parts that need to withstand extreme conditions or long-term use.
- Cost Savings: Aluminum forging can often be cheaper than other metal forging processes due to its abundance and relatively low cost.
- Design Flexibility: Aluminum forging can be used to create complex parts with intricate shapes, making it a great choice for parts with challenging design requirements.
What are disadvantages of steel forging?
- High initial cost: Steel forging is a costly process due to the materials and equipment required.
- Limited geometries: Forging may limit the shapes and sizes of parts that can be produced because of the difficulty in forming complex shapes.
- Long lead times: Steel forging can take a long time to complete as the process is very labor-intensive.
- Wastage: During the forging process, a certain amount of material is wasted due to the high temperature and pressure used.
- Weak spots: Steel forging can produce weak spots in the metal due to uneven cooling, which can reduce the strength of the finished product.
Forging parts for different industries using aluminum forging
We manufacture several forging parts for various industries, some of are them mentioned below:
- Automotive: Wheel hubs, knuckles, brake calipers, steering arms, suspension components, and transmission components.
- Aerospace: Engine components, landing gear, airframe components, and turbine blades.
- Marine: Propellers, shafts, struts, and rudder stocks.
- Medical: Orthopedic implants, surgical instruments, prosthetic components, and medical device housings.