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Modern forged rings have many uses, such as parts for machine tools, aerospace applications, turbines and pipe and pressure systems. These rings are usually forged with stainless steel, tool steel, aluminum, copper, steel alloy or the like. Read More…

Forging Rings Forging is a manufacturing tradition that dates back millennia. It involves the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces. Such forces range widely, from the basic hammer to twenty-first century hydraulics. One of the many, many shapes produced through forging is the ring.
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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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ZETWERK $$$

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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Using one method of forging, a stock is first cut to length, upset and then pierced through the middle to create a hole in the center. (The process of upsetting decreases the metal's length and increases its cross-section.) After being pierced, the piece is placed on a mandrel or saddle, where the shape is formed by the up and down motion of a forging die. The forging die hammers the metal from above, as the work is rotated incrementally in a series of steps meant to eventually achieve the ring's final size.

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Another method of forging rings is called roll forging. In roll forging, a round or flat bar is increased in length and decreased in thickness through the use of two cylindrical or semi-cylindrical rolls, each containing one or more shaped grooves. A heated bar is inserted into the rolls, which rotate when the bar hits a certain spot, progressively shaping the bar as it rolls.

The bar is then inserted into the next set of grooves, or returned to the same grooves, where the process repeats. This goes on until the intended shape and size of the piece is achieved. The process of ring rolling produces seamless rings.

Forging rings, compared to casting or machining them, is an expensive and laborious process. However, forging rings can still be advantageous because the work produced will have superior strength. This superior strength exists because its grain is continuous, due to the fact that, as the metal is shaped during the forging process, its grain deforms to adapt the general shape of the piece.

Furthermore, a ring that is not forged runs the risk of compromised corrosion resistance and shape distortion, and it may require more repair down the line. For a ring that will stand the test of time, forging is the way to go.

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