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Forge Buying 101: What You Need to Know About Quoting A Forging

Forging Expert Aimee McGillivray

Here, you’ll learn important tips for requesting a forging quote knowledgeably and with confidence in order to meet your company's needs and expectations.

Not all forgings are created equal. In fact, as a custom forge shop with experts in each industry, we hardly ever see two that are the same. There are so many things to consider when purchasing a forging. Do you require heat treatment? What special testing do you need? Are you quoting as-forged, rough machined or finish machined? To what specifications do you need to certify?

All great questions. All of which, if you're unfamiliar with the buying process, can be overwhelming. In the next several pages, you can learn the basics about requesting a quote for a forging.