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The process of forging has been around for millennia, and the hammer and anvil, though increasingly diverse, have stood the test of time along with it, as the most commonly used tools to carry out the process of ring forging. Read More…

Ring Forging Ring forging is the process of manipulating metal into a hollow circular or cylindrical "ring" shape by applying localized, compressive force.
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Leading Manufacturers

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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There are a few ways to complete ring forging, all of which are fairly simple. The first method begins with cutting a stock piece of metal to an appropriate length. After this, the metal is upset, which is a process by which the metal's length is decreased and its cross-section is increased. Then, the metal is pierced through the center in order to create a hole.

After the piercing, the piece is placed on a mandrel or saddle, where its intended form is gradually shaped by the up and down motion of a forging die. The forging die hammers from above as the piece is incrementally rotated.

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Another form of ring forging is called roll forging. A ring made through roll forging is completed with a round or flat bar and one or two cylindrical or semi-cylindrical rolls, which each contain one or more grooved shapes. A heated bar is inserted into the rolls, rotating when the bar hits a certain spot, which progressively shapes it as it rolls. After this, the bar is inserted into the next set of grooves or turned around and reinserted to the previous grooves.

This process repeats itself until the desired size and shape are acquired. After the initial ring forging, pieces can undergo secondary processes, in order to change something about them. Secondary processes include heat treating, machining, plating, painting, drilling, welding and generally fabricating.

Ring forging has a few advantages over casting and machining, such as increased structural integrity and greater strength. 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, the ring's grain is continuous, making it stronger than a cast or machined ring.

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