FAQ

Yes. The maximum forge die size for our hammers is 24”x 28” deep. If your part has die progressions that will fit into that area and can be made using a round-bar billet of 2.25” or smaller we can definitely handle the project. This usually equates to a size limit of about 15-20 lbs.

We run air-lift, gravity-drop style hammers using closed impression dies to form our product.

We use induction heating to get our raw material to proper forging temperature. Even though it will heat aluminum, we cannot keep it at proper forging temperature throughout the hammer forging process. Aluminum forgings would best be produced on a forging press.

At Trenton we can forge steel, steel alloys, and stainless steel.

Heating steel billets and forming them in a way that retains or improves the grain structure the material was original drawn with produces a product that is superior in strength and longevity to a casting, fabrication, or machined part. In most cases this leads to a lighter and more efficient package. Forgings also reduce the cost of scrap that is common with machining or other subtractive-manufacturing processes. Forming a near-net shape part to begin with leads to less post-processing.

See our video here: “How a Forging is Made