The removal of the excess metal or 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 produced during the forgingThe process of working metal to a desired shape by impact or pressure in hammers, forging machines (upsetters), presses, rolls, and related forming equipment. process. The operation takes place in tools produced to the peripheral shape of the component, the component being pushed through the female impressionA cavity, or series of cavities (multiple), machined into a forging die to produce a desired configuration in the workpiece during forging. by the identically-shaped male punch. The operation may be carried out hot or at room temperatureThe temperature of the forging stock just prior to forging..