aluminum forging

Aluminum Forgings

Forged Aluminum Benefits

At Cerro Fabricated Products (CFP), we custom manufacture premium-quality forged aluminum and other non-ferrous components for customers in a wide variety of industries.

The aluminum forging process is used in applications where performance and strength are critical requirements. Aluminum forged components are commonly found at points of stress and shock. Specifally, forged aluminum is ideal for applications where performance and safety are critical but a lighter-weight metal is needed for speed or energy efficiency.

Aluminum Alloy Forging

A leader among forging companies, Cerro can be your one-stop-shop for all of your aluminum forging needs. We heat treat in-house to such tempers as T6, T651 and T73, among other custom recipes. Typically, we forge 2014, 6061 and 7075 series alloys, but we also have the capability to forge more unique 6000 and 7000 series materials.

Additionally, Cerro can also determine if your billet made part is a good candidate for a conversion to a forging. The net shape of a forging can extensively minimize machining.

We proudly purchase 100% of our aluminum material from domestic sources.

Aluminum forging examples from Cerro Fabricated Products

Aluminum forging is a manufacturing process where aluminum is pressed, pounded, or squeezed under great pressure into high-strength parts known as forgings. This process can be performed at various temperatures, enhancing the material properties.

Aluminum is favored for forging due to its lightweight, high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent corrosion resistance, and ability to withstand high temperatures. It’s ideal for aerospace, automotive, and various industrial applications.

We work with a range of aluminum alloys, including but not limited to 2024, 6061, 7075, and others, each offering unique properties for specific applications.

Yes, we specialize in custom forging orders. Our team works closely with clients to design and manufacture parts that meet specific requirements and standards.

We employ rigorous quality control measures, including material inspection, process monitoring, and testing of finished products to ensure they meet the highest standards of quality and performance.

Industries including aerospace, automotive, defense, marine, and industrial machinery benefit from our high-quality aluminum forgings.

Forging often results in stronger parts than casting or machining, as the metal’s grain flow is altered to conform to the part’s shape, enhancing its strength and durability.

Lead times vary based on complexity and volume of the order. Contact us for a more precise estimate based on your specific needs.

Yes, we offer a range of services, including machining, finishing, and assembly, to provide complete solutions to our clients.

You can request a quote by contacting us through our website or by phone. Please provide details about your project for an accurate estimate.

Also called closed die forging, impression die forging utilizes dies that enclose the base material, making it easier to shape the metal piece into its desired shape. Compared to other forging processes, closed die forging requires greater compressive forces to fill the die cavities and form the complete part.

Common Parts Forged in 2014 Aluminum

  • Valves Bodies
  • Actuators
  • Brake Calipers
  • Runway Light Covers
  • Rail Round Structural Components
  • Aircraft Seat Components

Common Parts Forged in 6061 Aluminum

  • Motorcycle Parts
  • Shock Assemblies
  • ATV Suspensions
  • Snowmobile Suspensions
  • Brake Levers
  • Floorboards
  • Crossbow Risers
  • Munitions Casings
  • Breathing Valves
  • Electrical Floorplates
  • Fire Hose Couplings
  • Storz Heads
  • Fire Hose Bale Handles

Common Parts Forged in 7075 Aluminum

  • Aerospace Components
  • Aircraft Fittings
  • Crossbow Bow Risers
  • Bike Components
  • Mountain Climbing Gear
  • Safety Tie-Down Hardware