FORGING is the process of plastically deforming solid metal (usually heated) from one solid state or shape into another shape between two or more dies under high pressure.
CLOSED DIE FORGING is the process whereby this deformation is confined within a shaped cavity in the dies to achieve a desired engineering configuration. Depending on such factors as complexity, tolerances, economics and performance, the dies required to produce Closed Die forgings range from complex multi-segmented precision wrap dies to simple two-piece conventional top-and-bottom dies.
Utilizing Hydraulic and Mechanical presses, Aluminum Precision Products produces Precision and Conventional forgings in a variety of aluminum and titanium alloys.
Process by which the material is placed between two dies with upper & lower impressions designed for the desired shape of the forging. Conventional forgings are produced through the use of a single pair of die or with multiple impression dies.
Are characterized by 0 to 1 degree draft angles, thin sections, close tolerances, small radii, and excellent surface finishes.
See Guide for what makes a good die forging candidate for additional information.