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Metalworking: Looking at the alternatives for metal part production

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article image Forging often helps increase part strength

Forging is a better and less expensive way to produce metal parts. Offering an excellent alternative to processes such as machined bar, torch cut plate, weldments, fabrications, castings or centrifugal castings, forging often helps increase part strength while providing savings in cost, time, machining labour, and material.

Forging is also recommended when there is requirement for high quality, critical performance specifications, restricted mechanical properties, or special sizes.

Key advantages of forging include stronger parts than those produced by any other metalworking process due to forging's continuous directional grain flow; near net shape parts with less material waste and cost; efficient production methods and component reduction, resulting in reduced turnaround times; and a wide variety of sizes and shapes in an almost unlimited range of grades.

CGC Kymon’s expert metallurgist and sales engineers can work with the client to maximise the performance of their critical parts while helping them realise production cost efficiencies.

These production efficiencies can be achieved by replacing multi-component weldments with single- or reduced-component forgings; modifying a specification to improve process efficiencies; and forging to near net shape to attain optimum mechanical properties, while realising weight and machine time savings.

CGC Kymon  specialises in metal machining products and forgeable metals for the construction and mining industry, providing forging services for over 90 years for the heavy engineering, agricultural, mining, railway, oil & gas, pressure vessels, gear-cutting and defence sectors.

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