How To Order Customized Hot Forging Parts

How To Order Customized Hot Forging Parts

There are many cases when as a customer, you might be working on a new product. This means you need new forged packaging for this product. Now the problem comes that no manufacturer has produced such a product before. So, you need to place a custom order for the packaging.

Working on customized hot forging parts is not a simple task. There are many steps that should be gone through to make the right products. Here are some of the crucial factors that makes customized hot forging parts a success:

Selecting Material

The first step is identifying the material that you want to forge. The choice of the material is mostly determined by the product you want to package. If it’s for food, then aluminum metals could be the best choice. But other metals such as steel and its alloys also make ideal packing material. Once are settle on the material, think about dies.

Mold Design and Making

The second step in customized hot forging parts is designing and making the mold. The mold making is determined by the size and shape of the product being packaged. Designing the mold could be the trickiest part, but modern machining technology is making it easy. You only need software to design and make the mold. What you need is CAD (computer-aided design) technology for designing and making the mold.

Metal Heating

Now that you have the metal and the dies, the next thing is heating the billet. By now, you should have known the forging temperature of the material. The material should not exceed this temperature. You will know it’s ready for heating when the material starts turning into a molten form.  Remove from the fire, preform it and get ready for forging.


With billet in molten form and preformed, it is time to hot forge. The forging process is pretty simple. You just need to place the hot material in the press chamber but on top of the die. Then press the material using the punch, which could also be carrying the other die. The biller should take shape and size of the dies.

 Heat Treatment

Now you have the hot forged products; the next thing is treating them with heat to ensure that fine grains are developed. You can heat the parts or cool them depending on the metal and the desired properties.


 The last step of producing customized hot forging parts is finishing. Depending on what the customer is looking for, there is a range of finishing to select from.

Advantages Of Investing In A Used Hydraulic Press

If you are planning to invest in a hydraulic press machine, you have two main options to select from. You can either go for a new or used hydraulic press. In this post, we are looking at the reason why you should consider buying the used variety.

There are numerous benefits that come with investing in a used hydraulic press. Some of these benefits have a lot to do with saving you money. Here are some of the advantages of investing in a second-hand or used hydraulic press machines:

Low Purchasing Cost

Buying a new hydraulic press machine is very expensive. Most of these machines are heavy duties, and thus they will cost you a lot of money to invest in. But when you go for a used hydraulic press, you will not spend that much money. The machine is already used, and the person selling it doesn’t need it. They are, in fact, disposing of the machine. So, you stand a better chance to bargain and get it at a very low price. The bottom line is that it will cost you less.

You Avoid Initial Depreciation

The depreciation of the hydraulic press starts immediately you take it from the dealer. The first year will cost you a lot of money to fix as it adapts to the environment. But after you have replaced the damaged parts, the depreciation will slow down. If you buy a used hydraulic press at this stage, you will buy at a cheaper cost, and it will cost you less to maintain. That’s another advantage.

Hold Value Longer

The value of the equipment is determined by how much you bought it and the resale value. Buying a used hydraulic press maintains almost the same value for a very long time. That’s because there is a value that it cannot drop anymore. Therefore, in terms of value, you will gain in used machines rather than buy a new one.

Readily Available

If you need a new hydraulic press, it may include placing an order and waiting for days for it to be processed. But that is not the same with the used hydraulic press. Used machines are readily available in the market and will take just a short time to find. So, if you need to make a quick purchase, then a used machine would be the best option.