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For the closed-die forging of aluminum components, die or mold is critical element in the overall aluminum forging process, because the dies are a major element of the final cost of such forgings. Further, forging process parameters are affected by die design, and the dimensional integrity of the finished forging is in large part controlled by the die cavity. Therefore, the forging of aluminum alloys requires the use of dies specifically designed for aluminum because:
  • The deformation behavior of aluminum alloys differs from that of other materials; therefore, the intermediate and final cavity die designs must optimize metal flow under given forging process conditions and provide for the fabrication of defect-free final parts.
  • Allowances for shrinkage in aluminum alloys are typically greater than those for steels and other materials.
  • Temperature control of the dies used to forge aluminum alloys is critical; therefore, the methods used for die preheating and maintaining die temperatures during forging must be considered in the design.

Pipe fittings are the fittings used in the piping systems to connect the straight pipe or tubing sections, adapt to different sizes or shapes and for other purposes, such as regulating (or measuring) fluid flow. Pipe fittings can be designed and made in different kinds of metal materials, including steel, aluminum and brass. Compared with steel and brass pipe fittings, aluminum pipe fittings can offer light weight but good corrosion resistance. 

Aluminum forging for pipe fittings are the hot forging process that pressing aluminum billets into shapes of various pipe fittings. There are several steps involved in forging aluminum pipe fittings, including billet cutting, billet heating, forging, trimming and shot blasting. To achieve qualified production, each step of manufacturing pipe fittings during the aluminum forging process must be strictly controlled. As the professional aluminum forging company in China, CFS Forge is able to supply custom aluminum forging and machining service of various pipe fittings for our customers. If you have any inquiry on aluminum forged pipe fittings, pls contact us.
aluminum forging of tee

Tee is also called pipe fitting tee or tee pipe fitting, tee joint, etc. It is mainly used to change the fluid direction, as in a branch of a main pipe. It can be sorted by pipe diameter. Tee can be made in various materials, such as carbon steel, cast steel, alloy steel, stainless steel, copper, aluminum alloy, plastic, argon rubbed li, PVC and so on.

Utilizing the plasticity of the aluminum alloy, the forgings with required shape, size and certain microstructure properties can be obtained by shaping deformation with the help of external forces. After forging with aluminum alloys, we can achieve good strength, uniform structure and no internal pores. Besides, T6 heat treatment and anodic oxidation can be operated to improve its mechanical properties and avoid oxidation.
An attractive combination of strength and formability, corrosion resistance and recyclability has made the age-hardening EN AW 6082 one of the most popular aluminium forging alloys. 6082 aluminum forgings are thus used extensively in automotive suspension components and other applications. The conventional manufacturing cycle starts with the casting of 6082 billets that are subsequently extruded into smaller diameter forging stock. The relatively higher temperatures generated by frictional heating and high strains introduced at the surface during extrusion encourage recrystallisation and produces a heterogeneous structure with fully recrystallised small grains at the surface, fibrous grains at the centre. Hence, the surface of the forged 6082 components inevitably undergoes grain growth once exposed to high temperatures during the solution heat treatment. An attempt was made in the present work to identify an alternative process to achieve a homogeneous section structure with no evidence of coarse grains across the section, which in turn will ensure a better fatigue performance and a longer service life.

CFS Drop Forge can make all types of aluminum forgings in different alloys, including 6061, 6063, 6082, 7075, ect. We can make 6082 aluminum forgings with both polished and anodized surfaces. Looking for a good aluminum forging company in China to forge your aluminum parts? Pls contact us!
Since the brakes are frequently used during the motorcycle moving, the motorcycle brake calipers often receive the hydraulic pressure transmitted by the brake master pump as well as the reaction force of the brake pads to the brake calipers. Meanwhile, the calipers will also be repeatedly affected by the high temperature generated by the brake pads’ frictional heat. The common motorcycle brake calipers are generally made of cast aluminum alloy. Although the high temperature and pressure during braking will not cause the motorcycle brake calipers to be destroyed due to the metal fatigue strength, there will be some deformation, which will lead to a decrease in braking performance and a series of problems, such as brake imbalance. Therefore, the motorcycle brake caliper will be more durable with the aluminum forging process. Its advantages include: high strength forging process, excellent performance, lighter weight, higher temperature resistance and wide applicability. But the calipers can also be made by casting with the advantages of low price and the mature process, and it can meet the daily use, while its performance is common and its quality is heavier and was widely used in the original production car.

Usually, the motorcycle brake caliper is made by the process of casting or forging. In short, the mechanical strength of the motorcycle brake caliper with the aluminum forging process is higher than that of the aluminum casting, but the price of the casting caliper is relatively low, which has a direct relationship with the manufacturing cost.

With the increasing attention of the whole society to the living environment, environmental protection and energy saving has become an important subject in the development of the automobile industry.In recent years, a series of problems such as air pollution and greenhouse effect caused by vehicle exhaust emissions have become increasingly prominent. All countries in the world have put forward stricter gas emission standards and fuel consumption indicators. Therefore, it has become the key research and development direction of the automobile industry to realize the goal of energy conservation and emission reduction through vehicle lightweight.According to the test, 10% weight loss in gasoline passenger cars can reduce the fuel consumption by 3.3%, 15% weight loss can reduce the fuel consumption by 5%, and diesel passenger cars can correspondingly reduce the fuel consumption by 3.9% and 5.9%.

Aluminum forging is a metal manufacturing process that is accomplished through the intense squeezing or pounding of the aluminum until high-strength forged aluminum parts are formed. Our custom aluminum forgings are ideally suited for automotive applications where strength, safety, and performance will not be compromised due to the light weight nature of the aluminum. Forged Aluminum automotive parts are an ideal solution for automotive applications that require high performance combined with speed and/or energy efficiency. Custom closed die forgings provide an outstanding strength-to-weight ratio, resulting in high strength, light weight parts. 
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.
Hot forging aluminum and aluminum alloys holds many benefits for applications. The process does not impede the ability of manufacturers to manipulate and cut aluminum products easily. Therefore, forged aluminum alloys can be cut into distinctly complex or ornate shapes.

When hot forged, aluminum alloys demonstrate some mechanical qualities comparable with steel, and the strength to weight ratio of aluminum exceeds that of steel. In addition, aluminum hot forging can produce a number of surface finishes, ranging from very smooth to relatively sharp.

Aluminum hot forgings are generally cost-effective and attractive in their appearance. They allow for high design flexibility and in many cases, the exterior part of hot forged aluminum does not require extensive polishing.

For all these reasons, numerous industries make use of aluminum forgings. The process especially attracts manufacturers seeking to produce large, customized components using aluminum or its alloys.

Aluminum alloy, for its advantages of small density, good strength, as well as good workability, has been widely used in various fields. In order to achieve energy saving and weight loss, the United States, Japan and Western Europe and other developed countries are increasing the research and development of aluminum forging technology.

The aluminum alloy control arm is the key component of automotive steering system. In this paper, a precision forging automation production line of aluminium forged control arm is introduced in detail from the view of technology and equipment.

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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