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What Is A Pneumatic Forging Hammer?

With more than 10,000 tools the hammers at Scot Forge can create small to medium size forgings quickly and cost-effectively, saving you time and money on manufacturing tools to forge your components. 

Pneumatic hammers consist of a frame, an anvil and a reciprocating ram holding a hammerhead or die. The billet is placed on the lower anvil or die, and the head or upper die strikes the workpiece until the desired shape is achieved. Tools are used to create shaped pieces like hubs or rings. 

A typical pneumatic hammer works by storing potential energy in an arrangement of mechanical linkages and springs, in compressed air, or steam, which it will use to manipulate a billet. The stored potential energy provides a more forceful stroke than merely allowing the weight to fall.

 

Take a look at our hammers in action! In Franklin Park, IL, we forge both ferrous and non-ferrous forgings are produced on six open die pneumatic forging hammers in part weights from 1 lb. to 3,000 lbs. and in quantities as low as a single piece.

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Scot Forge Difference

At Scot Forge, we know the importance of getting your parts on-time, as expected. However, for customers new to procuring forgings, ordering a forging that will meet all specifications for end-use applications may be a challenge, which is why finding a trusted supplier and partner is essential. Our employee-owners are here to ensure your project stays on track with our forgings by offering:

Pro Tip - Did you know near-net shapes can save you time and money? Oftentimes, a customer calls to order a disc, which they will later machine down to a more shaped part. By working with our technically trained sales team you can get as close to your finished product shape as possible to optimize your production process. 

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