Tips on How To Make Aluminium Forging Components
- What is Forging
Forging is one of the many ways to machine raw metals. And we implement a technique known as “extrusion forging” to manufacture our products. The process of extrusion forging is applying a great amount of pressure continuously on to a metal billet in a die cast, molding the metal into the initial form of our product. Forging methods can be sorted into 3 types: open die forging, closed die forging, and ring rolled forging, AFT implemented open die and closed die forging in our factories. Open die forging is suitable for larger products, while closed die forging is fit for products that are more sophisticated with more attention-to-detail needed.
- Why Forging?
Compared to casting, forging provides better strength, more consistency, tightened grain structure, and a longer product lifespan.
- Forging VS Casting:
- Forged parts had a 26% higher breaking load than the same cast parts.
- Forged parts had a 37% higher weary strength resulting in a much longer lifespan than cast parts.
- The forged parts have a 58% reduction in area when pulled to failure, compared to 6% reduction for cast parts. Which means forge parts can tolerate way more deformation before said part fails to operate as intended than cast parts.
- How to Forge?
- Design your product
- Select and Acquire Material of Choice
- Mold Production
- Test Mold (Forge Samples with Newly made Mold and Analyze Sample)
- Process and Clean Forged Parts