Forging Capabilities Overview

As a leading forgings supplier of Philadelphia and its surrounding counties, Philadelphia Forgings provides the superior products you need. Our forgings provide high strengths and long service lives for a cost-effective price that cannot be met by our competitors. Though Philadelphia Forgings is a nationwide forgings supplier, our client base is concentrated in regional areas including Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey.

Benefits of Forgings

Forging metal produces desirable characteristics that cannot be attained easily through machining, welding, or casting. The act of forging breaks up the cast structure of the raw stock and refines its grain structure. Areas of low density, microshrinkage, and gas porosity are consolidated, resulting in a component of increased strength, soundness, and durability.

Philadelphia Forgings’s products are created through forging processes that include but are not limited to the following:

Open Die Forging. Open die forging deforms the metal using flat dies to repeatedly pound the workpiece while it is constantly manipulated. The movement of the workpiece, therefore, is critical to producing the correct shape.

Closed Die Forging. Closed die forging features the same benefits as open die forging but offers three dimensional control. Two dies containing the impression of the desired shape deform the metal. This process is good for creating forgings that are smaller or involve more intricate shapes or impressions.

Hand Forging. Another name for open die or flat die forging, hand forging deforms metal into the desired shape by repeated strokes of simple or open contour dies and continuous manipulation of the workpiece. Hand forgings create tools and other parts that have superior strength and long service lives.

Upset Forgings. Performed on bar stock, this type of forging decreases the length of the bar by expanding the cross section. The metal is forced to gather into a specific shape creating tools, bolts, or rods of exceptional strength and durability.

Seamless Rolled Ring Forging. These forgings are made by creating a doughnut-shaped preform through open die forging. The shape and diameter for the preform change under high pressures exerted by a rolling mill. The result is a forged ring with a fine, unified grain structure that does not require additional machining or burning processes. We offer seamless rolled ring forgings in a wide variety of materials including carbon steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, titanium, cooper and aluminum as well as High Temperature Alloys, High-performance Alloys & Superalloys.