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:
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.
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.
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.