Sizing Up the Competition

Casting vs Forging

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Forging Advantages When Using A Similar Alloy

  • Stronger
  • Preworking refines defects
  • More reliable, lower cost over component life
  • Better response to heat treatment
  • Adaptable to demand

 

Welding/Fabricating

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Forging Advantages When Using A Similar Alloy

  • Material savings, production economies
  • Stronger
  • Cost-effective design/inspection
  • More consistent and better metallurgical properties
  • Simplified production

 

Machining

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Forging Advantages When Using A Similar Alloy

  • Broader size range of desired material grades
  • Grain flow provides higher strength
  • More economical use of material
  • Yields lower scrap
  • Requires fewer secondary operations

 

Powdered Metal

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Forging Advantages When Using A Similar Alloy

  • Stronger
  • Higher integrity
  • Greater design flexibility
  • Requires fewer secondary operations
  • Less costly materials

 

Composites/Plastics

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Forging Advantages When Using A Similar Alloy

  • Less costly materials
  • Greater productivity
  • Established documentation
  • Broader service-temperature range
  • More reliable service performance

 

North American Forges to Offshore Competition

Characteristic Application

Forgings Best