In a recent Gear Solutions article, Scott Forge listed the advantages of using the forged metal working process to produce essential metal parts for maximum quality, cost effectiveness, and specialized performance.
To produce forged steel rings, rolling mills are used to accomplish a process known as ring rolling. The mills are of various sizes and are capable of constructing rings with an exterior width of a few inches or more than 300 inches and can weigh about one pound to more than 300,000 pounds.
Open Die Advantages and Part Integrity Advantages of Forging Rolled Rings:
• Developmental Strength: Foreseeable and consistent grain proportions and flow features, removes porosity and refines the ingot’s dendritic structure
• Structural Strength: Decreased necessity for component inspection, easier mechanism and heat treatment, greater component field service
• Greater Impact Durability: Reduction of disproportionate separate section thickness and general weight
• Size Versatility: Size limitations apply only to the capabilities of ingot casting
• Unlimited Shaping: Forging allows unlimited shape design versatility
• Metallurgical Range: Provision for the capability of metal property variations through other metal working processes, alloy choices, and part arrangements.
• Volume and Preliminary Model Options: A buyer can choose to purchase a single component, or as many parts as they need because almost all of the open die or forged rolled rings are made according to requested specifications. Forging is less expensive, eliminates setups, and has a shorter lead time than the processes related to those of closed die tool making.
Call forged rings manufacturer, Forged Components, at (281) 441-4088 for a quote or order today from their catalog that is available online.