Philadelphia Forgings is a national
forgings supplier. As such, all of our products are forged from
high quality stock, whether standard or exotic. Additionally, we
are proud to provide our customers with the forgings that meet their
exact specifications or requirements. One of the processes that
Philadelphia Forgings relies on to meet customers expectations
for quality is called upset forging.
What is Upset Forging?
Performed on bar stock, upset forging
decreases the length of the stock and increases its cross-section.
High pressures deform the metal and force material into a designated
area of the bar. The material is shaped into tools such as bolts,
pinions, drill rods, and other objects where high strength is a
necessity. Upset forging refines the mechanical properties by re-orienting
the grain flow to the shape of the tool. The result is a component
which is inherently stronger than that which has been cast, welded,
Benefits of Upset Forgings
The act of upset forging breaks up the cast
structure of the material, aligns the grain flow, and eliminates
weaknesses in the material, such as microshrinkage, gas porosity,
and areas of low density. Rods, pinions, bolts, and other components
created through upset forging exhibit better levels of strength
and soundness. Upset forged components resist deformation and breakage
during use. These characteristics make them ideal for applications
where high performance is a must.
Materials Used for Upset Forging
Philadelphia Forgings supplies a wide variety
of forgings. Our forgings are produced from materials such as aluminum
and many more. To see the complete listing of materials or to learn
more about their metallurgical properties, please visit our forging
Although a major nationwide forgings supplier,
Philadelphia Forgings serves customers primarily in Pennsylvania,
New Jersey, and Delaware. No matter where your company is based,
we will gladly supply the forgings in the quantities you need on-time
and for a competitive price. Call today to learn more or visit the
Request a Quote for Forgings page.