What is Copper Forging?
Copper forging is a metalworking process in which copper is heated and shaped into desired forms using compressive forces. It is a widely used method for creating complex shapes out of copper and other metals. Copper forging can be done either hot or cold, with hot forging being the most common form. It is also used to join copper components together, such as in the production of pipes, valves, and fittings.
What are advantages of copper forging?
- Greater Strength: Copper forging is able to create components with greater strength than components created through other methods. This is because the forging process creates components with a uniform grain structure, which gives them greater strength than components created through other methods.
- Improved Ductility: Copper forgings have improved ductility due to the forging process. This improves their ability to absorb energy and resist cracking and breaking.
- Superior Corrosion Resistance: Copper forging provides superior corrosion resistance compared to other metals due to its natural properties. This makes it ideal for use in marine and industrial applications.
- Cost-Effective: Copper forging is a cost-effective method for creating components. This is due to the fact that it does not require additional machining or finishing.
- Increased Productivity: Copper forgings are able to be produced at a faster rate than components created through other methods, increasing the overall productivity of the production process.
What are disadvantages of steel forging?
- Copper forging can be expensive because it requires specialized tools to achieve the desired shape and size.
- Copper forging can be time consuming because the process involves heating and cooling the metal multiple times to form it into the desired shape.
- Copper forging is limited in terms of the shapes and sizes that can be achieved.
- Copper forging is more prone to cracking and warping than other metal forming processes.
- Copper is a soft material, so it may not be suitable for parts that require high levels of strength and durability.
Forging parts for different industries using copper forging
We manufacture several forging parts for various industries, some of are them mentioned below:
- Automotive: Oil pumps, water pumps, engine components, brake components, suspension parts, transmission parts, exhaust manifold, and other engine components.
- Construction: Door hardware, window hardware, handrails, columns, brackets, hinges, and other structural components.
- Marine: Propellers, rudder blades, shafts, and other propulsion components.
- Aerospace: Landing gear, actuators, flaps, and other aircraft components.
- Oil and Gas: Valves, flanges, manifolds, and other pressure-containing components.
- Electrical: Switchgear housings, connectors, and other electrical components.
- Mining: Pump housings, crusher housings, and other mining components.