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The force applied stretches metal beyond its yield point, but not so much that it cracks or breaks. The automotive, semi-truck manufacturing, off-highway vehicle and military equipment industries use forged products that are made of any metal, although the most commonly used are alloyed steel, stainless steel, brass, aluminum, tungsten and non ferrous metals. Read More…

Forging Presses Forging presses are hydraulically powered metal forming machinery that force metal blocks to take the shape of a product by using a mold, extreme force and pressure, and sometimes heat.

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Concord, ON  |  905-669-2253

The hydraulic press industry is competitive, but in a sea of competitors, we are among the best! We offer ISO 9000:2000 certification, and we work with customers to create the ideal designs for their unique circumstances. We use a lean manufacturing system that keeps prices low and customers happy. Learn more about how we can help you when you contact us today!

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Macrodyne Hydraulic Presses & Automation $$$

Paterson, NJ  |  973-345-0660

When it comes to the hydraulic press industry, you want nothing but the very best! We have over 50 years of experience in the industry manufacturing quality products for our customers. We not only offer outstanding products, but we are also committed to the satisfaction of our customers no matter how large or small. We take the time to work with you to ensure your every need it met. Contact us today!

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Grimco Presses Inc. $$$

Garfield Heights, OH  |  216-587-2885

Our hydraulic press designs are one-of-a-kind. We work with our customers to determine the best hydraulic presses for their applications. Here at Savage Engineering & Sales, Inc. we take customer satisfaction very seriously. We are a turnkey supplier that keeps your production goals in mind. Visit our website to learn more about our products today!

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Savage Engineering & Sales, Inc. $$$

Fort Washington, PA  |  866-726-1126

Our mission at Specac is to keep our customers happy and satisfied with the quality of our products. That is why we carry a large variety of press types, and have locations in both the US and UK to better serve you. Our automated hydraulic presses feature power-assisted hydraulics and touch screen controls, and our staff is ready to answer any concerns. Our UK office is located at River House, 97 Cray Avenue, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4HE.

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Specac $$$

Dayton, OH  |  937-237-2382

AIDA-America Corporation offers a wide range of press building options. We specialize in mechanical presses, transfer presses, progressive die presses, frame presses and much more. Call us today or visit our website for more information on our quality presses and services.

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AIDA-America Corp. $$$

Moline, IL  |  877-797-7650

Williams, White & Company, a division of Doerfer Companies, is North America's premier hydraulic press manufacturer. We have multiple manufacturing facilities that feature cutting edge fabrication equipment and many more capabilities to ensure that you receive the hydraulic press you need. Integration services are also available. For a complete list of presses and capabilities, visit our website.

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Forging presses are able to form stock metal preforms into high volumes of identical parts with a high degree of accuracy. It is a quick process that changes the shape and size, sometimes the properties, but never the volume of the metal.

Scrap metal and trim are often produced. Products like car wheels, bushings, gears, automobile axles, water valves, rocket nozzles, air craft structural components and kitchen sinks are produced by a hot or cold forging press.

Forging presses are alternatives to hammer and rolling forging, and uses two press rams that both move together in a linear motion and are able to produce 50 thousand tons of force at one time.

Forgings produced in a press are formed one of two ways: closed die forging or open die forging.

In open die forging, the molds are either flat or rounded, and usually quite large. Typically, open die forging is used to forge larger products as well as products that require certain mechanical properties.

In closed die forging, the metal is trapped in recessed impressions and machined into the top and bottom dies, forming a more complicated part that isn't flat on the bottom. Closed die forging can be performed at either hot or warm temperatures. Open die forging is the most common, and it includes processes like upsetting, punching, reaming, bending and drawing.

Some forging presses don't use any heat to form the metal into a product, just force and pressure. This is usually limited to softer metals like aluminum.

Most metals are hot forged, and heated anywhere from 1000º to 2500º F. When the metals reach these temperatures, deformation is caused. The grains of the metal elongate and develop a fiber-like structure, which increases their strength. Because of this, hot forged products are stronger than other metal products and more ductile along the grain structure than across it.

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