Drop forging

Drop forging is a highly productive, tool-dependent forming process and thus enables a considerably greater variety of forms than open-die forging. (Inspiration)

This makes it possible to manufacture components with a very low machining allowance or ready-to-use raw parts. Due to the tool costs entailed, drop forging is primarily suitable for the manufacture of parts produced in runs. A large range of diverse components can be realised in the combination with ring rolling and open-die forging. The components have optimum grain flow, fine surfaces, high dimension accuracy and outstanding mechanical properties.

 

The benefits of drop forging

  • Variety of forms (Inspiration)
  • Appropriate grain flow
  • Economical use of materials
  • Near net shape or net shape
  • High degree of precision
  • Homogeneous, fine-grained, flawless structure
  • Sealed tight against gas and liquids
  • Extremely tough and durable components
  • Wide range of materials

 

Dimensions and weights

Weights and dimensions may deviate from these specifications in individual cases. Please contact us to discuss your specific case.

  • Unit weight:

    • Steels (1 kg to approx. 120 kg)
    • Aluminium alloys (0.5 kg to approx. 50 kg)
    • Titanium alloys (1 kg to approx. 25 kg)
    • Nickel-based alloys (1 kg to approx. 20 kg)

  • Tolerances compliant with EN 10243 forging grades F and E
  • Precision forged parts with +/- 0.1 mm tolerance (IT8-9)