Forging is among the oldest forms of processing metals and proven still today as an effective method of producing quality
high strength metals and alloys. Only the forging process can yield a grain structure oriented to the part shape, resulting
in optimum toughness, ductility, impact strength and fatigue strength. Forgings are produced from the cleanest steels,
thereby minimizing non-metallic inclusions. Forgings typically have a much more uniform structure and finer grain size than
castings or plate, resulting in more predictable mechanical properties, higher yield strengths and fewer defects.
Today, you will find forgings in a great variety of products from the driver in your golf bag to the many forgings in
aircraft, automotive, defense, power generation and countless other performance dependant industries.
Casting processes are often preferred over other methods of forming because they can produce complex shapes at a relatively
low cost or because they provide specific metallurgical properties not attainable by other methods of metal forming. Today,
we find castings in a greater variety of products than ever before from sand cast components for structures and heavy
industrial applications to investment cast components with intricate detail for sensitive applications requiring special