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Pre-Production Samples

To reach the desired outcome of the aluminum forging process, as well as brass or copper forging, a pre-production sample is essential at the beginning of the process. In this article we’ll discuss what a pre-production sample is, why it’s important, and where it comes in during the forging process.  What Exactly is a Pre-Production […]

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Choosing a Forging Company

With so many forging companies in the USA, it’s tough to know where to turn when you need the right metal components for your business. In this article we’ll discuss a few helpful tips when choosing a forging company, so you can keep them in mind when it’s time to make decisions for your metal […]

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Aluminum Forging in Power Sports

Power sports is a subcategory of motorsports and includes any vehicle where the participant isn’t enclosed, but rather sits in a saddle-type seat. Vehicles such as ATVs, motorcycles, scooters, snowmobiles, personal aircraft, and jet skis are all power sports vehicles. So, where does aluminum forging fit into power sports? In this article we’ll discuss how […]

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Forging vs. Casting, Billet, or Extrusion

Casting vs. forging vs. billet vs. extrusion are all methods of manufacturing metal into desired parts and components. Each process has its own benefits, and in this article we’ll take a look at what those are.  Metal Forging Using compressive and localized force in the forms of rolling, pressing, or hammering, forging forms metals (usually […]

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Benefits of Forgings vs Billets

Forgings are grain oriented to the parts’ external contours for improved mechanical properties: Stronger, improved fatigue resistance and less susceptible to stress corrosion cracking. Forgings yield lower scrap and increase efficiency of production: Cost differentiator in high volume applications. Forgings require fewer secondary operations: Often achieve desired finish, dimensional accuracy and strength off the press. […]

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