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Near-Net Shape Saves You Time & Money

Unmatched knowledge equals unmatched forgings. Every member of our sales team receives rigorous training on forging and forging capabilities. Some have first-hand experience in the shop, which, coupled with our product and forge engineers' expertise, allows Scot Forge to create forgings that save you material costs and machining hours. 

Cost reduction

1. Material savings

Material savingsForging can measurably reduce material costs since it requires less starting metal to produce many part shapes.

Material savingsFor example, with a torch cut part (A), all corner stock and the full center slug are lost, even though you pay for the excess material. With a forging (B), the part is shaped to size with minimal waste.

2. Machining economies

Forging can also yield machining, lead time and tool life advantages. Savings come from forging to a closer-to-finish size than is capable by alternative metal sources such as plate or bar. Less machining is therefore needed to finish the part, with the added benefits of shorter lead time and reduced wear and tear on equipment.

3. Reduced rejection rates

By providing weld-free parts produced with cleaner, forging-quality material and yielding improved structural integrity, forging can virtually eliminate rejections.

4. Production efficiencies

Using the forging process, the same part can be produced from many different sizes of starting ingots or billets, allowing for a wider variety of inventoried grades. This flexibility means that forged parts of virtually any grade can be manufactured more quickly and economically.

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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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