Ring Forging

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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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Freeport, IL  |  815-233-3833

Anchor Harvey is a data-driven aluminum forging company with a century-long legacy in precision manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain management. We serve all industries in need of precision aluminum forgings, with an expert focus on aerospace, medical devices, recreational vehicles, and heavy equipment. Our process is designed to help our customers bring better final applications to market faster. Because at Anchor Harvey, it’s not what we make, it’s what we make possible.

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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. We will work with you to create the ultimate products for your needs. Find out more on our website, or you can give us a call today!

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Anderson Shumaker Company $$$

Ronkonkoma, NY  |  800-900-9209

Alloys International is a worldwide supplier of alloy, aluminum, carbon steel, nickel, stainless steel, titanium and alloy steel forgings for the aerospace, petrochemical, nuclear, electrical and medical industries. We offer open, closed-die, rotary and isothermal techniques.

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Alloys International $$$

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. We will never try to make you pay more than you should for our products. Contact us by phone or email to find out more!

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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 $$$

Chicago, IL  |  708-458-1582

Cornell Forge is a leading custom designer/manufacturer of alloy, carbon, titanium, stainless steel and alloy steel forgings. We provide high-quality forgings at competitive prices as well as shop flexibility and innovative scheduling techniques. For more information, please call today!

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Charlotte, NC  |  704-843-9292

CSI provides custom-crafted solutions for industries such as bearings manufacturers, gears manufacturers, sprockets manufacturers, stamping manufacturers and more. Component Sourcing International has been the one stop shop for international manufacturing of kitting, machined castings, bearings, and much more for over 30 years. Contact us today!

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Component Sourcing International $$$
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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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