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Aluminum forgings possess a smooth appearance, good fracture resistance, good thermal and electrical conductivity and are relatively economical compared to other commonly forged metals such as stainless steel, titanium and copper. Aluminum forgings come in a variety of shapes, such as rings, cylinders, bars, blocks, discs, sleeves, hubs, flanges, as well as any number of more complex custom shapes for particular applications. Read More…

Aluminum Forgings Aluminum forgings are the product of a metallurgical process in which aluminum is given a particular shape by the application of a compressing force.
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Freeport, IL  |  815-233-3833

Anchor Harvey is a one-stop, fully-integrated aluminum forge shop with in-house engineering to assist our customers bring their products to market faster. We’ve been producing dependable products since 1923, and we serve industries including aerospace, medical devices, recreational vehicles, and heavy equipment. When you choose Anchor Harvey, you choose dependability, competitive pricing, and the shortest lead time in our industry.

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Anchor Harvey $$$

Chicago, IL  |  800-932-0357

Although we have over 100 years of experience, we are committed to continually expanding our offerings in all industries. We are not content to remain as we are, but we continually work to improve our products and processes each and every day.

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Anderson Shumaker Company $$$

Mesa, AZ  |  818-486-1522

ZETWERK provides high quality forged components produced using range of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys. Our in-house forging expertise, together with our production partners, successfully supports demanding programs involving complicated part designs and project requirements. We also perform necessary secondary operations on the forged parts such as finish machining, heat treatment, surface treatment etc. ZETWERK is ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified. Our forging plants are IATF 16949:2016 certified.

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Cleveland, OH  |  440-250-1900

For over 30 years, we have provided metal forged products for a wide variety of industries, including the aerospace, military, food service, medical, and automotive industries. Our customers know they can trust our forgings for quality and affordability.

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Ferralloy Inc. $$$

Jefferson, OH  |  888-536-3674

Here at Ken Forging we are a family-owned business who offers our customers high quality forgings. We require no minimum orders and our forgings come in a variety of materials including: stainless steel, carbon steel and more. We provide outstanding technical support and our teams are here to meet your needs by providing same day shipping. You can trust the experts at Ken Forging. Contact us today for more information!

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Ken Forging $$$

Cincinnati, OH  |  888-321-7200

For over a century, we have manufactured metal component parts for OEMs utilizing the forging process for strength and integrity. We offer forgings of carbon, alloy, stainless and tool steels, aluminum, high-temperature and specialty metals. We provide hammer, press and upset forging.

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Queen City Forging Company $$$

McKees Rocks, PA  |  800-223-2818

McKees Rocks Forgings is a producer of forged circular products. Our high quality items are suitable for use in many industrial applications. We specialize in crane wheels, industrial wheels, sheave wheels and gear blanks. Custom products are available and we are able to meet any standard forging specs as well as many other closed-die circular forging projects. A range of materials is available.

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McKees Rocks Forgings, Inc. $$$
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The forging process strengthens the metal by changing its grain structure to conform to the shape of the part, and thus yields a stronger final product than welding, casting and fabrication.

Aluminum is about one third the density of steel, and is therefore preferred in many applications where weight is a prominent factor. Aluminum forgings are effective in work environments reaching up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of their low cost, low density, and excellent strength-to-weight ratio, aluminum forgings are used frequently by the automotive and aerospace industries, where decreased weight can contribute to greater efficiency. Aluminum forgings are also common components in tractors, ships, oil drilling equipment, engines, missiles and many other applications.

The aluminum forging process creates a sophisticated structure that improves the physical properties of the aluminum, enhancing its strength and mechanical properties while reducing its size. Most often aluminum forgings are created by heating a cast or extruded piece of aluminum and then using a large hammer or press that forces it to take the shape of a die.

Unlike in casting, the metal is never melted or poured; instead the forging process uses extreme pressure to form the metal into the desired shape. Hot forging is a very adaptable method, capable of forming all sizes and any sort of shape; it is also the only method for making larger aluminum parts, up to 25 tons. Cold forging is an alternate forging technique in which smaller quantities of aluminum ranging from room temperature to a few hundred degrees Fahrenheit are hammered or pressed into a die.

Cold forging creates an even stronger forged product by making slight alterations in the crystalline structure to line up with the shape of the part. The mechanical properties of aluminum make it one of the easiest metals to forge; that, combined with their economy and high reliability have given aluminum forgings a significant place in many modern industries.

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