Symmetrical & Asymmetrical Forging
Forged metal is generally favored over castings, welded fabrications, machined billet and powdered metal for its strength, flexibility in design, cost-effective production and durability.
Recent advances in computer-aided die making and production simulations have greatly improved the reliability of impression-die forgings, expanded the design options and reduced process errors.
For a number of applications, designing a process transition from symmetrical forging to asymmetrical forging allows for production of near-net-shape parts. By reducing the amount of post-forge operations, such as milling or machining, productivity is improved and cost savings are realized.
Eliminating Flow Defects
The hallmark of a high-quality forging is when all sections of the die are filled and there are no flow defects such as laps, cold shuts or folds. With more than 50 years' experience providing forging services for leading companies in vital industries, Trenton Forging has built a reputation for maintaining the highest quality standards in all our work.
Deep understanding of metal flow during forging operations allows us to produce complex shapes for the key parts used in a variety of industries. Our designs for symmetrical forging include automotive products such as connecting rods and pitman arms.
Our impression-die forgings are designed for a wide range of asymmetrical applications as well, from military and firearm parts such as bolt breeches, to parts for heavy-duty trucks such as steering arms and cams. From simple to complex, our forged part designs are also found in agricultural, construction, marine, mining and performance vehicles.
The Trenton Forging engineering team has the answers about the full range of forging services we offer. For parts that require multistage forging, we design die sets that meet complex parameters for producing parts requiring minimal additional processes while reducing scrap.
By gaining insight into the unique challenges facing our customers, we can identify the cost drivers and develop a realistic timeline for producing pieces for a variety of industries.