Flash

Metal in excess of that required to fill completely the blocking or finishing forgingThe process of working metal to a desired shape by impact or pressure in hammers, forging machines (upsetters), presses, rolls, and related forming equipment. impressionA cavity, or series of cavities (multiple), machined into a forging die to produce a desired configuration in the workpiece during forging. of a set of diesThe metal blocks into which forging impressions are machined and from which forgings are produced.. FlashMetal in excess of that required to fill completely the blocking or finishing forging impression of a set of dies. Flash extends out from the body of the forging as a thin plate at the line where the dies meet and is subsequently removed by trimming. Because it cools faster than the body of the component during forging, flash can serve to restrict metal flow at the line where dies meet, thus ensuring complete filling of the impression. See also Closed-Die Forging.... More extends out from the body of the forging as a thin plate at the line where the diesThe metal blocks into which forging impressions are machined and from which forgings are produced. meet and is subsequently removed by trimming. Because it cools faster than the body of the component during forging, flash can serve to restrict metal flow at the line where dies meet, thus ensuring complete filling of the impression. See also Closed-Die Forging.