- By:Turkmen B2b
1. Our Capacity for Aluminum Forging
Our capabilities include prototypes or one-offs, small runs, full production quantities and just-in-time inventory supply for long term contracts. Some of the products we forge and processes we use for aluminum forgings include
√ Flat bar blocks up to 60″ width and 10,000 lbs.
√ Cylinders and sleeves up to 72″ maximum O.D. and 96″ maximum length
√ Discs and hubs up to 80″ diameter and 15,000 lbs.
√ Rolled, hand forged or mandrel forged rings up to 80″ maximum O.D. and 65″ maximum length
√ Rounds, shafts and step shafts up to 220″ maximum length and 10,000 lbs.
√ Forged-in steps or contours to reduce finish machining time and material waste
√ Quenching and tempering, normalizing, or annealing of forgings.
2. Aluminum Forging Process
Aluminum can be forged in several different ways, including open-die forging, closed-die forging, and rolled-ring forging. Different forging techniques are used to create different aluminum parts and items.
Aluminum Forging● Open-Die Forging involves pounding or hammering huge aluminum blocks weighing up to 200,000 pounds in order to form large metal components. The end result of open-die forging is improved alloy strength and optimal structural integrity.
● Closed-Die Forging sometimes called impression-die forging. It accounts for the majority of modern Youlin® aluminum forging production and may be used to produce complex aluminum parts. Closed-die forging ultimately increases the strength and tightness of aluminum alloy products. In addition, it allows for the formation of a nearly limitless variety of shapes and designs. When it comes to mass production runs, closed-die forging typically remains more cost-effective than open-die forging. In addition, closed-die forging results in a better surface finish and is more environmentally-friendly.
● Rolled-Ring Aluminum Forging is a process of creating metal rings, which starts with open-die forging to create a donut-shaped ring preform. Afterward, the ring-rolling process uses an “idler roller” to gradually apply pressure to the preform in order to modify the thickness and height of the walls of the ring. During this process, ring diameters increase until they reach specified dimensions.