What is Hot Forging?
Hot forging is a metal forming process where a metal material is heated until it reaches a plastic or malleable state and then worked into the desired shape using additional processes like pressing, stamping, or hammering.
Unlike cold forging, since hot forging involves heating the metal to extremely high temperatures, the material is much more pliable, allowing for more intricate patterns and shapes. There is also no need for additional heat setting processes to achieve the desired functional properties as there may be with cold forging. When hot forging is used on metals with a high formability ratio, the heat forming process does not damage or compromise the material's durability, resulting in a strong end product.
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Hot forging is advantageous in a variety of industries. MW Components currently produces hot forged products for the below industries.