Ring Rolled Forgings & Seamless Rolled Rings

Ram Prakash By Ram Prakash, 29th Apr 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Forging is a one of a kind metal working process where the work-piece is squeezed, pounded or pressed under the influence of high pressure environments to yield high strength products.

Forging vs. Other Metal Working Processes: A Comparative Analysis

Forging, as a metal working process offers superior strength yields that are used in almost all places where human safety and reliability is critical. Offering advantages such as production of greater variety of sizes, superior toughness, seamless finishes and reduced production inefficiencies, forged products make for the ultimate choiuce over other metal working processes like casting, welding, machining, etc.

Discussed hereunder are the advantages that forging offers over different metalworking processes. Read on to know:

Forged Metal Products vs. Machined Bars
Greater directional and impact strength due to grain flow being contoured.
Longer tool life and lesser machining
Wide variety of sizes can be produced with a wider range of materials
Reduces material wastage hence saves cost

Forged Metal Products vs. Welding & Fabrication
Products yielded have higher consistency and superior metallurgical properties.
With elimination of welding parts yielded are stronger and seamless, reducing product inefficiencies
Requirements of production are simplified
Reduced rejection and replacement/ rework costs

Forged Metal Products vs. Casting

The heat treatment response is more predictable
The yielded products offer greater reliability and structural integrity
Grain flow is directional and therefore yielded parts are superior in strength
Inspection requirements and process control is significantly reduced

Forged Metal Products vs. Centrifugal Casting
Offers rejection free parts and sound quality final products
Mould, die and set-up costs is done away with thus reducing overall costs
Final products offer optimum toughness and fatigue strength due to grain flow being continuous
Machining time is considerably reduced due to higher near-net design flexibility

Forged Metal Products vs. Torch Cut Plate
Offers greater grade and size flexibility
Laminations and porosity eliminated
Materials and weight costs considerably reduced
Optimum fatigue resistance, strength and toughness of the yielded products

Forged Metal Products vs. Impression/ Closed Die Forging
Highly flexible production volumes possible which can be as low as single unit productions
The prototypes offer comparability
Tooling costs are eliminated with shorter lead times due to the flexibility in working with near-net shapes

Forged products like seamless rolled rings, flanges, gear rings and ring rolled forgings are generally contained within assembled machines such as automobiles, airplanes, ships, tractors, engines, oil drilling equipment, missiles and a variety of other capital equipments. Forged products make for integral and supportive components and are rarely seen otherwise.

About Author:
Ram Prakash is the author of this article. He is a columnist and blogger who loves discovering and writing about flanges & forgings. He loves sharing new, exciting and informative discoveries about ring rolled forgings manufacturers at CHW Forge.

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author avatar Ram Prakash
I am a columnist and blogger, loves discovering and writing about high quality carbon steel forge, stainless steel and duplex steel forgings.

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