As a company that is truly fueled by fire, you’d think water may scare us off, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth! In fact, Trenton Forging has an entire marine division that manufactures a variety of forged components for boats, docks, and other products for the marine industry.

Components We Forge

  • Anchor Links
  • Ballistic Dogs
  • Brace Ends
  • Bushings
  • Concealed Dogs
  • Crossbars
  • Detachable Link
  • Dog Brackets
  • Dog Handles
  • Dog Lugs
  • Dog Rests
  • Eye Bolts
  • Hatch Dogs
  • Hex Spindles
  • Hinge Levers
  • Link Pads and Pins
  • Marine Door Hardware
  • Operating Handles
  • Quick-Acting Dogs
  • Rod Drives
  • Shackles
  • Swivel Assemblies
  • Ullage Arms
  • Wedges
  • Angle Dogs
  • Bearing Plates
  • Bulkhead Hardware
  • Cleat Horns
  • Connecting Links
  • Cup Forgings
  • Dog Bolt Assemblies
  • Dog Gear Assemblies
  • Dog Levers
  • Dog Pads
  • Dog Spindles
  • Hand Wheels
  • Hatch Handles
  • Hinge Blades
  • Hinge Pads
  • Manual Dogs
  • Mooring Eyes
  • Pinions
  • Ring Nuts
  • Safety Hooks
  • Spindles
  • Twist Locks
  • Watertight Door Hardware


  • 3D Prototyping
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Resinks
  • Custom Tooling
  • Induction Heating
  • Pre- & Post-Forming
  • Impression Die Forging
  • Press Forging
  • Symmetrical & Asymmetrical Forgings
  • Machining

Our Process

Trenton Forging produces durable and anti-corrosive forged components for the marine industry. We use our own impression die forging technique and are capable of producing a wide range of complex, symmetrical and/or asymmetrical forgings. Our entire forging process takes between 5 to 11 weeks, depending on the volume and complexity of the components we’re creating. Our entire process includes:


    1. Tooling Creation: First, our highly qualified engineers will develop custom tooling based on blueprints and/or CAD models. Our team can also reverse engineer components using advanced 3D laser scanning technology. Custom tooling and/or sample forgings can be shipped to you within two to three weeks.
    2. Raw Material Procurement: After a final design has been approved, we’ll get to work purchasing the correct materials for your component. This process may take between one to three weeks. Once we receive the materials, we’ll cut them into billets using our energy-efficient CNC cold saws.
    3. Preheating & Preforming:  Before we forge your components, we’ll preheat the billet(s) to a predetermined temperature, and then shape (preform) the billet(s) to fit into the profile of your custom tooling.
    4. Forging: The total impression die forging process, including preforming and cooling, will take around one to three days depending on the volume of components we’re producing as well as  part complexity. At Trenton Forging, our state-of-the-art facility includes air-lift, gravity-drop hammers and fully automated press forging lines.
    5. Shot Blasting: Once all forgings have been cooled, they go through the shot blasting process to clean the part surface and remove any scale. If your application requires heat treatment, the component will then be heat treated and shot blasted again. 
    6. QA & Inspections: Before we ship your forgings back to you, our team will inspect all forged components by hand to ensure quality. We can also provide magnetic particle inspections if required by the application.

Why Work With Trenton Forging?

Trenton Forging has been a trusted name since 1967. We’re known for our quality, innovation, and fast turnaround times. As an ISO 9001-certified forging manufacturer, we’re also committed to continually finding ways to improve our existing processes, integrate newer technologies, and reduce waste output. 

Request a Quote Today

Get the precision you need from Trenton Forging. We’ve been manufacturing near-net shape forged components for the marine industry since 1967, and can’t wait to help you with your next project. Contact us today to get started with a quote. 


We are very proud to have partnered exclusively with Trenton Forging for our Ultra Connecting Rod Forgings. The service we get is top notch, communications are open and honest, and the parts are of exceptional quality and deliver on time. Really couldn’t ask for a better supplier! Keep that bar set high my friends. Laurie Fitzwater / Operations Manager
Callies Performance Products/Aviation Mfg.
From sales to customer service, Trenton Forging always displays the highest level of integrity, and has earned our highest level of trust. Thank you for helping CP-Carrillo succeed in our business for over 55 years. Cindy Verkooij / Director of Sales and Marketing
Trenton Forging Company sets the SBQ “Bar” in a customer & supplier relationship! Mark Candy / VP Sales
Eaton Steel Bar Company
Quality, on-time delivery, and competitive pricing: Trenton Forging Company’s consistency meets (and exceeds) these desired requirements of a good supplier. Additionally, Trenton Forging is innovative, and believes in partnering with their customers. Rich Weis
Federal Mogul
Working with Trenton Forging, I learned that “no” was not in their vocabulary. No matter how challenging a part seemed to be, they went the extra mile to think out of the box in order to find ways to forge that product. Not only did they find a solution, but they did it in a timely manner. James W. Barnthouse
Century Sun Metal Treating
Trenton Forging Company is a leader in their industry, and a textbook example of dedication and commitment to their family, employees, customers, suppliers and community. Gary Goodman / CEO
Eaton Steel Bar Company