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Forged Aluminum Hitch Ball Mount for Trailer Towing
The most important factor to consider the forging material for hitches and ball mounts is their propensity to rust. A great way to avoid this is to use aluminum as the material. Besides, aluminum forging can offer less weight for hitch ball mount than steel forging. Also, with aluminum forging, there is no need to worry about oxidization, which is helpful if you’re frequently changing ball mounts or working in close proximity to saltwater or road-salt. What's more, polishing can be operated after forging, which may improve the appearance of your towing vehicle. Therefore, Aluminum forging is a great choice for light-duty towing or hauling a bike rack, cargo carrier or small dinghy.

To lower the production cost, many buyers from USA, UK, Canada, Australia prefer to customize their forged aluminum hitch ball mounts for trailer towing from China Manufacturers. But unlike steel forging, there are few aluminum forging companies available for such forged aluminum hitch balls, especially when there is polishing requirement after aluminum forging. CFS Forge is the right China company can offer custom forging for aluminum hitch ball mounts. We have forging equipments for aluminum forged components in different tons, so no matter how large or small it is, we can all follow your requirements.
Aluminum forging is the forging process that shaping aluminum billets into required dimensions under the workforce of forging dies. This process can be operated either under the condition of hot temperature or room temperature. 

The common material used for forging aluminum wheel lug nuts is 6061-T6 or higher grade 7075-T6. Before forging, manufacturer needs to order the material with certain diameter according to the dimensions of wheel lugs. Meanwhile, design and making forging dies following the exact drawing. A pair of forging dies for forging wheel lugs consists of upper and lower dies, which is made by superior tool steel. Once the material is stocked, and forging dies are finished, the forging process can begin. Firstly, cutting the aluminum billets into required length by automatic sawing machine. The quantity of cut aluminum billets should be the same as the quantity of wheel lug nuts. Next, heating aluminum billets to a certain temperature by furnace. Note that the heating temperature should be uniform. Too low or too high temperature will all cause forging defects. Then, place the heated billets into lower die and hit by upper die. In this step, we can see a rough forged wheel nuts form, but still with flash around. Finally, remove the flash by trimming dies. 

Of course, the complete manufacturing process of wheel lug nuts is not only limited to forging, post operations including machining and surface anodization are needed. After forging, machining will be done to remove excess material according to the finished drawing. To meet the needs of a variety of colors, the aluminum forged and machined wheel lug nuts will be anodized in different colors, such as yellow, black, bule, ect.

Aluminum 7075 is the major forging alloy in 7000 Series and Zinc is the major alloying element in this series. Aluminum 7075 forgings possess high static strength and is used in airframe structures and for highly stressed parts. Aluminum 7075 forging is available in several types of tempers such as T6, T651, T73, T7351 and T76.

T6 temper has the highest strength but lowest toughness and resistance to stress-corrosion cracking. Since toughness decreases with a decrease in temperature, the T6 temper is not generally recommended for cryogenic applications. The T73 temper provides much improved stress-corrosion resistance over T6 temper with a decrease in strength. The T76 temper provides improved exfoliation resistance and limited stress corrosion resistance over T6 temper with some decrease in strength.

6063 is an aluminium alloy, with magnesium and silicon as the alloying elements. It has generally good mechanical properties and is forgeable and heat treatable.

Like 6061 aluminum, 6063 is one of the most common alloy used for aluminium forging. It allows complex shapes to be formed with very smooth surfaces fit for anodizing and so is popular for visible architectural applications. Applications requiring higher strength typically use 6061 or 6082 instead.

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Aluminium alloy 6061 is one of the most extensively used forging alloy of the 6000 series aluminium alloys. 
6061-T6 aluminum properties include its structural strength and toughness. It is also offers good finishing characteristics and responds well to anodizing, including clear, clear and color dye, and hardcoat. 6061 aluminum alloy is also easily welded and joined. However, in its –T6 condition the welds may lose some strength, which can be restored by re-heat-treating and artificially aging.

Fly Forge is the expert in 6061 aluminum closed die forging. Producing top-quality 6061 aluminum forged parts, Fly's forging capabilities are not limited by size, shape or quantities. Any inquiry on 6061 aluminum forgings, pls contact us.

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