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Carbon steel is a ferrous alloy whose main alloying element is carbon, but it can also contain limited amounts of copper, manganese and silicon. The carbon gives the steel greater hardness and strength, particularly when the steel is heat treated. Read More…

Carbon Steel Forgings Carbon steel forgings are created through the metallurgical process of forging, in which carbon steel is given a particular shape by the application of a strong compressive force. The metal forging method creates the strongest and most reliable carbon steel products available by deforming the grain of the metal to take on the shape of the part.
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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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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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Fairfield, NJ  |  800-600-9290

All Metals & Forge Group is your ISO9001:2015 and AS9100D registered forging facility. All Metals provides a wide range of materials, products and services, including discs, shafts, sleeves, cylinders, plates, blocks and many other shapes, both stock and custom, satisfying all of their customers’ requirements. Give All Metals & Forge Group a chance to satisfy your needs— you’ll be glad you did!

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All Metals & Forge Group, LLC $$$

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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Weyers Cave, VA  |  724-451-8561

Cerro Fabricated Products is a custom manufacturer of blank or machined forgings in aluminum, brass, copper, bronze and other specialized nonferrousalloys. We pride ourselves on our foundation built on strong customer service and dedication to high-quality products and services.

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Carbon steel is quite malleable, and therefore is easily processed and readily forged. Its varied response to heat treatment also lends it a sort of versatility, with different processing yielding steel with different mechanical properties. The low material cost, adaptability, great strength, and ease of manufacturing of carbon steel forgings have made them prevalent in a variety of industries, including the military, construction, aircraft, aerospace, mining, automotive, chemical, railway, oil and gas, marine, trucking, and defense industries.

Carbon steel forgings are the most common type of forgings in use, serving as industrial components such as blocks, blanks, bars, hubs, disks, flanges, spindles, cylinders, shafts, rings, piping parts and more. Carbon steel forgings are effective in temperatures up to 900°F (482°C).

The carbon steel forging process gives the metal a dense, sophisticated structure that enhances the strength and mechanical properties of the steel while slightly reducing its size. Most often carbon steel forgings are created by heating a cast or extruded piece of steel and then using a large hammer or press that forces it to take the shape of a die.

The metal is never melted or poured, as in metal casting. Instead the forging process uses intense pressure to cause the metal to flow into the desired shape. Hot forging is a very adaptable method, capable of forming all sizes and any sort of shape using either and open or a closed die. Larger quantities from 25 pounds up to 25 tons are always forged hot. Cold forging and warm forging are alternate forging techniques in which small quantities of carbon steel ranging from room temperature to a few hundred degrees Fahrenheit are hammered or pressed into a die.

Cold forging and warm forging create an even stronger forged product by a process known as work hardening, in which slight alterations are made in the crystalline structure of the metal to conform to the shape of the part. Whatever the forging method, carbon steel forgings make for high-integrity and cost-effective mechanical and industrial components.

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