Forging is a manufacturing process that involves the shaping of metal using localized compressive forces. The forces are delivered with a hammer (typically a power hammer) or a die.
The different type of forging process are based on temperature:
Forged parts can range in weight from less than a kilogram to hundreds of metric tons. Wherever a component requires high strength forging is typically used.
Typical products that are forged are:
- Hand Tools
- Edged Weapons