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Why Forging Is Superior To Other Metal Forming Option

There are many ways to create components from forging to casting or welding to torch cutting. 

How open die forging compares

When compared to: Machined bar

Open die and rolled ring forged metal parts deliver:

  • Contoured grain flow yielding greater impact and directional strength
  • Cost savings in material and reduction of waste
  • Less machining and longer tool life
  • Broader material options and size ranges

When compared to: Weldments/fabrications

Open die and rolled ring forged metal parts deliver:

  • Superior and more consistent metallurgical properties
  • Reduced labor, rejection and rework/replacement costs
  • Stronger parts due to the elimination of welds
  • Single-piece design and inspection efficiencies
  • Simplified production requirements

When compared to: Castings

Open die and rolled ring forged metal parts deliver:

  • Directional grain flow and superior final part strength
  • Structural integrity and product reliability
  • Reduced process control and inspection requirements

When compared to: Centrifugal castings

Open die and rolled ring forged metal parts deliver:

  • Greater near net part design flexibility reducing machining time
  • Sound, quality, rejection-free parts
  • Cost savings with the elimination of die, mold and setup costs
  • Continuous grain flow for the optimum combination of fatigue strength and toughness

When compared to: Torch cut plate

Open die and rolled ring forged metal parts deliver:

  • Significantly greater size and grade flexibility
  • Elimination of porosity and laminations
  • Reductions in waste and material costs
  • Controlled directional grain flow yielding optimum strength, toughness and fatigue resistance

When compared to: Closed die/impression die forging

Open die and rolled ring forged metal parts deliver:

  • Single and low-volume quantity options
  • Prototypes with comparable properties
  • Near net shapes with short lead times and the elimination of tooling costs

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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