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Why Forged Rings?

Typical problems associated with metal rings can frequently be traced to the metal-forming process. Cast rings are often plagued with substandard strength and integrity. Rolled and welded or cut rings out from plate are susceptible to fatigue and carry excess material and processing costs. 

The forging process produces rings with controlled grain flow, which gives strength and resistance to impact and fatigue not found in rings torch cut from plate or rolled and welded.

In the cases below, these common problems were solved by switching to the forging process.

Forged Ring Advantages

  • Achieving structural integrity
  • Optimizing toughness  
  • Enabling size versatility

Weights up to 60,000 lbs. in both ferrous and non-ferrous materials. The forging process produces rings with controlled grain flow, which gives strength and resistance to impact and fatigue not found in rings torch cut from plate, or rolled and welded.

Rolled ring forging

SCOT FORGE TAILORED SOLUTIONS

  • Small or large quantities of open die or rolled rings
  • Up to 252" maximum O.D.
  • Up to 49" maximum face height
  • Rolled ring weights to 60,000 lbs., open die weights to 300,000 lbs.
  • Downstream processing such as heat treat, testing, machining, segmenting, parting or splitting can all be performed in house
  • Guaranteed delivery programs

Our solutions are enhanced by the capabilities of our two joint ventures: Ringmasters, which allows us to provide quick lead times on rolled rings, and North American Forgemasters, which is where we have the ability to create over-sized forgings.

Open Die Ring Process Highlights

To produce open die rings, material is first upset, then pierced to form an inside diameter. The ring is then drawn over a mandrel, if necessary, to achieve desired dimensions.

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Rolled Ring Process Highlights

To produce a rolled ring, a preform is made by upsetting and piercing a hole on center. This preform is then placed on a ring mill and, through radial and axial pressure, is opened up to desired dimensions.

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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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