Drop Forging

Introduction to drop forging

Drop forging is a metalworking process in which a metal object is repeatedly compressed between two dies to shape and strengthen it. The process is also known as impression forging, closed die forging, and upset forging. The dies used in the process are typically made of hardened steel, and the metal is heated before being placed between them. Drop forging is one of the oldest metalworking processes and is used in a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, and construction.

Key Benefits of Closed-Die Forging

  • Increased Strength: Drop forged components are much stronger than those produced by other metalworking processes such as machining. This is because the intense pressure applied during the forging process compacts and aligns the metal’s grain structure, resulting in a stronger material.

  • Improved Dimensional Accuracy: Drop forging produces parts that are more precise than those made by other methods. The intense hammering and compaction of the metal during forging helps to produce a more consistent shape and size than other fabrication methods.

  • Weight Reduction: Since the metal is compacted during the forging process, the resulting parts are usually lighter than those produced by other methods. This weight reduction can be beneficial in many applications.

  • Improved Surface Finish: Drop forged components usually have a smoother and more consistent surface finish than those made by other methods.

  • Cost Savings: Drop forging is typically more cost effective than other fabrication methods, particularly when producing large quantities of parts. The cost savings can be significant since drop forging requires less material and fewer steps than other fabrication processes.

Forging parts for different industries using Drop forging

We manufacture several forging parts for various industries, some of are them mentioned below:

  • Automotive: Pistons, Connecting Rods, Gears, Axles, Crankshafts, Transmission Parts, Brake Parts, Suspension Parts, Engine Parts
  • Aerospace: Landing Gear, Aircraft Structural Parts, Turbine Blades, Propellers
  • Oil and Gas: Valves, Bolts, Nuts, Pipe Fittings, Flanges, Pumps, Pipes
  • Construction: Bolts, Nuts, Hooks, Anchors, Shackles, Wire Rope Fittings
  • Mining: Drilling Bits, Buckets, Pins, Chains, Sheaves
  • Agriculture: Tractor Parts, Harrow Parts, Harvester Parts, Plow Parts, Disc Blades  

Materials we use for forging

Our forging process

Die & design

Step 01

Material selection & hearing

Step 02

Press forging process

Step 03

Finishing

Step 04

QA & Inspection

Step 05

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