Forging Materials Overview

As a preferred forgings supplier to the nation as well as to regional areas including Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, Philadelphia Forgings ensures that customers receive only the highest quality forged products. Our forgings are produced from a variety of materials depending on a customer’s application. Those who rely on Philadelphia Forgings for forged products and other components are sure to find the superior materials they need for some of the best values available on the market.

Philadelphia Forgings supplies products in the following materials and more:
  • Aluminum Forgings. Pure aluminum is a soft, silvery-white metal. Aluminum alloy, however, exhibits hardness, strength, and other characteristics depending on the alloying elements.
  • Stainless Steel Forgings. Stainless steel represents a group of metals that contain higher levels of chromium and other alloying elements that result in excellent levels of corrosion resistance as well as many other desirable properties. Some stainless steel forgings are hardenable by heat treatment and also exhibit good impact resistance and strength.
  • Alloy Steel Forgings. Alloy steels are iron-based materials that contain one or more alloying element to create specific properties. One of the most common examples is 4130 Alloy Steel, which contains molybdenum as well as chromium and is hardenable by heat treatment. Please visit the alloy steel forgings page to learn about other alloy steel grades.
  • Titanium Forgings. Titanium is known for excellent corrosion resistance, fatigue resistance, and high strength accompanied by low weight and density. Commonly found in scientific, commercial, and industrial applications, titanium alloy forgings withstand corrosion by salt water, acids, and other chemicals.
  • Carbon Steel Forgings. Carbon steel is a metal alloy of carbon and steel. There are four types of carbon steels, ranging from low to very high, that are classified by the amount of carbon they contain. Carbon steel forgings exhibit strength, hardness, ductility, and impact resistance.
  • Tool Steel. Encompassing a range of carbon and alloy steels, tool steel is known for toughness and strength which make it ideal for forming tools. Forging tool steel results in a product that retains its cutting edge by resisting deformation as well as abrasion at higher temperatures.
  • Nickel Alloy Forgings. Nickel alloys contain other elements besides nickel depending on what properties are desired. Nickel alloy is extremely ductile and therefore capable of forming excellent forgings. Hastelloy®, Waspaloy®, and Inconel® are all examples of common nickel-based alloys.
  • Super Alloy Forgings. Also known as high-performance alloys, superalloys represent a class of materials known for superior resistance to corrosion and oxidation, mechanical strength, and resistance to creep in elevated temperatures. A particular superalloy is chosen based on the alloying elements which produce certain properties.
  • Copper.Copper is a reddish element that can be alloyed with other materials to create characteristics of strength, hardness, impact resistance, and more. Pure copper is easy to forge to due to its malleability.
  • Inconel® .Resistant to corrosion and heat deformation, Inconel® is the trademarked name for a group of nickel-based superalloys that also contain varying amounts of chromium and iron. Inconel® resists creep, stress rupture, thermal fatigue, and oxidation, which makes it ideal for applications involving heaters, furnace components, gas turbines, chemical processing, and more.
  • Invar®. Invar® represents a group of iron-nickel alloys that are known for controlled expansion properties. With a low thermal coefficient, Invar® has low thermal expansion over a wide range of temperatures. Ductile and resistant to stress corrosion cracking, Invar® has a high level of strength.
  • Monel®. Monel® is an alloy of nickel and copper. Resistant to corrosion and hardenable by heat treatment, Monel® is used in marine applications and saltwater environments as well as in chemical processing where it is exposed to a variety of corrosive media such as acids.