Defects can be defined as imperfections that exceed certain limits. Here are some facts about common and not so common forging defects that come from actual forging operations or from post forging operations typical of many forge plants.
Ladish Co. was started 100 years ago as a drop- and steam hammer forging shop serving industrial customers. Today, it uses advanced forging and processing equipment to produce critical components in advanced alloys, for jet-engine, aerospace, and...
Begun as a machining operation in 1989, Houston-based Boltex Mfg. Co. started forging its own line of flanges for the oil fields and refineries in 1996. Now, with a large capacity expansion underway, it is moving into production of custom forgings.
Among other advantages, FIERF and AISI demonstrated that forged steel is considerably stronger and more ductile than cast aluminum and cast iron, and that optimization of a forged steering knuckle can achieve weight and cost reductions.