A forge press is a process that uses a vertical ram to apply gradual controlled pressure to a die holding a workpiece. The process is similar to drop forging but uses slow pressure instead of a series of blows. The slow movement of the ram penetrates deeper into the workpiece so that the workpiece undergoes uniform plastic deformation
Advantages of Forge Press
Strength to Weight Ratio:
During the hydraulic forging press process, the grain structure of the piece becomes compressed, which creates reduced stress on the corners and fillets increasing the strength of the piece.
Forging reduces metallurgical defects such as porosity and alloy segregation, which reduces the time for machining the completed piece and a positive response to heat treatment.
Post Forging Treatments:
With the absence of voids and porosity, pieces can be machined after forging without a loss of dimensional accuracy or quality. Tolerances are within 0.01 to 0.02 inches.
The saving factors for forging include raw material usage, reduced machining time, and reclamation of die material.
Forging presses have a wide range of tonnage from several hundred to several thousand with working strokes per minute as high as 40 or 50, which is 40 to 50 parts per minute. Parts are completed in a single squeeze, which can be slowed by complex and intricate designs. The hydraulic forging press process can be used for mass production of nuts, bolts, rivets, screws, brake levers, bearing races, valves, and many other parts.
GUANGDUAN hot and cold forge presses are built for the most intensive applications in metal forming. Our wide range of forge presses can incorporate knuckle joint drives and link drives. This flexibility allows us to help you consistently achieve the perfect press production stroke for your most demanding jobs.