Application Of Hot Forging In Construction Parts
In the last few decades, we have experienced a massive expansion of the construction industry. Although the expanding population could have contributed to this growth, technological advancement has also played a critical role in it. The coming of advanced and more sophisticated building equipment have improved the construction industry greatly.
But these kinds of equipment have also been made possible by advanced manufacturing technologies. One of these technologies is hot forging. The manufacturers of the construction parts are now embracing this technology because of its versatility in production. Some of the construction parts that can be formed using hot forging include engine and transmission parts, gears, sprockets, yokes, axle beams, and bearing holders, among many others.
Hot forging, also known as hot extrusion, is one of the advanced forming technology. Apart from producing machine parts, it’s also being used to manufacture construction materials. Ever wondered how the steel or aluminium beams are manufactured? Well, forging technology is one of the widely used methods for their production. Other construction equipment machine parts that are produced using this technology include the nuts, bolts, body parts, and many more.
As the name suggests, hot forging works on a workpiece that has been heated to crystallization temperatures. This helps to achieve plastic deformation, making it easier to form machine parts than cold extrusion. That’s one of the key features that makes this hot extrusion popular with construction parts manufacturers.
The modern hot extrusion process using special equipment to produce parts. There are many types of hot forging machines, but Friction press for hot forging are the most popular. As the same suggests, the machines use hydraulic power to press the hot material to form the desired construction parts.
Production of Construction Parts Using Hot Forging
One of the major differences between cold and hot extrusion forming methods is the process. To be exact, the initial manufacturing processes are quite different. The heating of the workpiece is the major difference between these machine parts. The hot forging process starts with the heating material that’s being formed.
The second step is getting the hydraulic press machine ready. This is a more technical aspect of the machine, depending on the advancement of the unit. For a more automated cold extrusion hydraulic machines, you need to get the settings right.
Note that the use of hot forging as the forming technology is greatly determined by the kind of construction parts you want to produce. That’s because construction machines come in different sizes. This means the parts also come in various sizes.
The third step is placing the heated material in the press chamber, where the die is already fitted tightly. The material is then pressed against the die using the puncher. That’s how the construction parts are constructed.
Benefits Of Hot Forging
Manufacturing and using hot forged construction comes with many advantages. One of the benefits is a fast rate of production. When the workpiece has been heated, the amount of energy and time needed to produce parts is significantly reduced. Therefore, you can produce more construction parts compared to cold extrusion in unit time.
Hot forging produces tools with one of the best ductility features. This is one of the features that greatly determines the elasticity of the construction at work. The fact that the parts can withstand much more stress plus offer many configurations makes them ideal for construction work.
Hot forging requires less energy to form construction parts. Because the material is heated to reach plastic deformation, less force is needed to form the material. The other benefit is more flexibility in production. Unlike cold forging, you can make many more customized parts.
The other benefit of hot forging is excellent surface quality. The technology produces a porosity free surface, which allows a range of finishing work. You can polish, painting or coating, and many more finishing work. These are just some of the advantages.
At Hot Forging China, we use hot forging or impact extrusion to produce highly complex hot-forged construction parts. We offer a range of hot forged construction parts and other machine parts. We will work closely with our customers to produce the desired parts for you. If you are interested in hot extrusion and need a free quotation, please contact us. If you need large quantities, we can do mass-production.