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Forging Supply Chain Security

Scot Forge is a leader in the forging industry for a reason. From our tenured blacksmiths and knowledgeable sales team to our degreed metallurgists and forge development engineers, we have spent decades assembling the right people to support our nation. We utilize U.S. material to ensure the security and reliability of your supply chain. Our unwavering commitment to guaranteed quality not only meets but exceeds stringent standards, assuring U.S. arsenals of the durability, effectiveness and security of our defense equipment and systems.

Forgings Strategic Partnerships:

  • Collaboration: We aim for strong strategic partnerships with the U.S. Arsenals. These partnerships can involve long-term contracts, joint research and development efforts and information sharing. By working closely with us, you can ensure a stable and timely supply of critical components.
  • Technology Transfer and Innovation: We welcome concurrent engineering with the U.S. Arsenals to aid in developing advanced manufacturing techniques and improving the quality and performance of forged components. This allows you access to cutting-edge technologies.
  • Capacity Planning: U.S. Arsenals can work with us to plan production capacities effectively, aligning production schedules and ensuring that the required quantities of forgings are available when needed, reducing the risk of supply chain disruptions.
  •  Manufacturing Expertise: We have more than 130 years of experience and a robust understanding of blueprints, material specifications, industry specifications, material properties and forge capabilities, along with in-house heat treatments, machining, testing and certifications.

Forgings For National Security


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Advanced Forging & Manufacturing Technologies

Precision Forging:

Shaping metal with a high level of accuracy and tight tolerances is typically carried out at elevated temperatures and often utilizes advanced forging processes. Precision forging produces near-net-shape components, reducing the need for secondary machining operations

Key Features:

  • High Accuracy: Precision forging achieves tight dimensional tolerances and excellent surface finishes, minimizing material waste and post-forging machining requirements.
  • Enhanced Mechanical Properties: The controlled deformation during precision forging results in improved mechanical properties, including higher strength and better fatigue resistance.
  • Suitable for Complex Shapes: It allows the production of complex and intricate shapes that may be challenging to achieve through other manufacturing methods.


Additive Manufacturing (AM):

In the context of metals, processes such as selective laser melting (SLM), electron beam melting (EBM) and wire direct energy deposition (DED) are used to create fully dense metal parts.

Key Features:

  • Design Flexibility: AM enables the production of complex and highly customized geometries that may be challenging or impossible with traditional manufacturing methods.
  • Rapid Prototyping: It allows for the quick and cost-effective prototyping of components, facilitating iterative design processes.
  • Material Efficiency: Forge+ AM can reduce material waste as it adds material only where needed, making it a potentially more sustainable manufacturing method.

Discover how we can incorporate AM with forgings to give you the best of both worlds: speed and durability.

Forging and Beyond

Forging just scratches the surface of what our nation needs to maintain defense capabilities. We have also made significant investments toward increasing our downstream complementary processes, such as:

  • Heat Treatment
  • Machining
  • Destructive Testing
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Forging + Additive 

Why Choose Scot Forge

Quick Turn Around & Delivery Scheduling

We know that the timely delivery of projects supporting national defense is crucial for maintaining military readiness and response capabilities. Additionally, the ability to schedule deliveries you can count on ensures that strategic assets are deployed as planned, bolstering the nation's security. We pride ourselves on helping to uphold the reliability and effectiveness of defense systems, contributing to the overall strength of the nation's defense infrastructure.

Material Quality & Availability

We offer tightly controlled material chemistry, advanced rolling techniques, precise production and quality control parameters to yield forgings with constant, repeatable quality. A steady supply of materials ensures the uninterrupted development and deployment of advanced defense technologies, contributing to the nation's military superiority. We know insufficient material availability can lead to delays, hampering the readiness and effectiveness of the armed forces, which is why, as your partner, we know the critical role that a reliable and consistent material supply plays in sustaining a robust national defense capability.

Dedicated Technical Expertise

From drawing to delivery, you work with a team of specialists who are highly educated on optimal forging solutions with their extensive training and shop experience. Readily available to be an extension of your team, we are here to answer questions and help you deliver to your customers because your success is our success.

Flexible Sizes, Shapes and Quantities

Our manufacturing facilities are designed to handle both single-piece production and high-volume production, regardless of the material or part size. As you work with our technical sales staff, metallurgical engineers and forge specialists, we can find ways to reduce starting stock while still achieving the shape you desire.