Offshore Sourcing of Forgings with SourcX
Types of Forgings
We source forged components with post machining operations for customers seeking high-quality parts at a competitive price. The capacity and capability ranges from big to small parts made via hot or cold forging process. Our team coordinates the supply of parts and manages the tooling and sample development, production, quality control, shipping, and inventory of the components from start to finish, so you don’t have to.
Hot/Cold Die forging
This process involves shaping a metal piece by applying compressive forces on it by using hammers or presses to squeeze and deform the material. Hot forging is typically the best choice for steel forgings used in technical applications and for deforming metal that has a high formability ratio. Cold forging is generally preferred when the metal is already a soft metal, like aluminum.
Open/Closed Die Forging
Open-die forging is the process of striking a hammer to deform a piece of metal, typically placed on a stationary anvil or by using compression to press the metal between simple dies. Closed-die forging involves metal being placed between one or more custom-shaped dies. The metal is hammered or pressed, causing it to flow and fill the shaped-die cavities.