Forging is a manufacturing process involving the shaping of metal using compressive forces localized.
It is generally classified depending on to the temperature at which it is performed:
- cold forging;
- warm forging;
- hot forging.
The hot forging was a pioneering application of the Induction Heating and refers to the use of an induction heater to pre-heat metals prior to deformation.
To increase their malleability, metals are Typically heated at temperatures between 1,100 and 1,200°C .
ADVANTAGES OF INDUCTION FORGING
Indeed, forging billets of carbon steel, of Stainless Steel, of Copper and its alloys, of Titanium, of Super Alloys after heated oven to Induction, the gains is in quality, in accuracy of reheating, in repetition, in speed and it is latter that minimizes the production of oxidation.
The traditional products of a forging process were kitchenware, hardware, hand tools, edged weapons, and jewellery.
Since the Industrial Revolution, forged parts are widely used in mechanisms and machines wherever a component requires high strength; such forgings usually require further processing (see Hardening) to achieve a finished part.
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