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Forging is a type of manufacturing process where a certain type of metal is pounded, pressed, or squeezed into the desired shape, using great pressure the process is normally performed on hot metal (this makes it easier to mould into shape)

Forging provides a better mechanical property, the process directs the grain flow depending on the shape, most metals can be forged, ferrous, and non-ferrous including alloy, carbon, stainless and superalloy.

When using the forging process to shape the metals, many tools need to be used to be able to carry out the procedure. These tools are called an anvil, fuller, tong, chisel, press, die, flatter, swage block, clamping vice, and a furnace. There are many others but those are your main ones that would be needed.

There are many advantages to forging, such as greater reliability, reduction in rejections, easy manufacturing process and custom-manufactured pieces.

There are not many disadvantages, however, the initial cost can be high, and the size may be limited depending on a company press size and what you need.

Another type of forging is called cold forging, this is a manufacturing process the deformation or molding happens at room temperature and changes the shape and the size of the metal you want and the shape the die produces.

There are advantages and disadvantages if you compare hot and cold forging, the main advantage with hot forging is the heat allows the highest level of deformation and increased ductility, but this can come at an expensive cost. With cold forging, the advantage is the metal will harden and increase the strength at room temperature, and cold forging may be a lot cheaper.

We recommend doing your research and asking a forging expert as to which one is the better procedure that will suit you and your needs.