Forging, casting, or machining? When the parts geometry are simple and require higher strength, forging is the most desirable process. When part geometry are complex and strength of part is not critical, casting or machining is desirable.
PetroPi can provide you with a finished forging part of unsurpassed quality and value. We can perform all the operations necessary to turn a drawing into a finished part; We handle acquiring and shaping the metal into a forging, the heat treating, finish machining, quality control and certification, and custom processing and packaging operations to bring the finished end product to your doorstep.
Manufacturing & Sourcing
Forging is a manufacturing process where metal is pressed, pounded or squeezed using localized compressive forces into high strength parts. The process is normally performed hot by preheating the metal to a desired temperature before it is worked. It is important to note that the forging process is entirely different from the casting process, as metal used to make forged parts is never melted. Forged parts usually require further heat treatment and machining to achieve a finished part.
Forging generates high strength and durable part. Forged part is usually bend but not break. Forging yields a grain structure oriented to the part shape, resulting in optimum strength, ductility and resistance to impact and fatigue. For material cost, Forgings make better, more economical use of materials than machining.