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There is an increasing use of light metals in forging process, such as aluminum alloy. Aluminum forging has been proved forging type in a wide of applications, especially for automotive industry. 
Compared with aluminum casting, aluminum forging is more reliable for the designer to consider when there is a requirement on strength. The design of aluminum forging can often provide the new part desired light weight and high strength at low cost. These characteristics make companies gradually replace their original parts with aluminum forging. 

So, why aluminum forging? What are the advantages?
When forged and heat treated, aluminum forgings exhibit some mechanical properties comparable with seel forgings. The strength to weight ratio is therefore far superior. For example, the 2014-T6 aluminum forging has a typical UTS of 485MPa, exceeding that of many grades of steel forgings, and all commonly used aluminum castings. Unlike casting, forging is always porosity free (forging vs casting) thus allowing relatively straight forward heat treatment processes that significantly improve selected mechanical characteristics. The lower cost 6061 aluminum forging attains typical values of 310MPa, which is also superior to, for example, A356 (or 601 type) aluminum casting whether that alloy is semi-solid cast, squeeze cast or gravity cast. Further fabrication by welding is also available with 6061 aluminium, allowing it available for many other applications.
drop forging china
Drop Forging is used to produce steel forgings and aluminum forgings, by pressing heated metals – under high pressure – into desired final shapes under the workforce of forging dies, this process is also called closed die forging. They can be designed to produce simple to complicated forgings with high dimensional accuracy. Our drop forging company manufactures parts with high strength, good toughness and wear resistance with smooth surfaces. Our company is a Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier for the following industries: Automotive, Agricultural, Commercial Vehicle, Heavy Equipment, Oilfield, Off-Highway and Recreational Vehicles.

The most attractive factor that guides companies to source drop forging services from China is that, in China, they can buy high quality drop forgings as good as their local suppliers, but can save much costs and win more profit. So more and more overseas companies turn to China drop forging company like Fly Forge for their projects.

Drop Forging could be used for the manufacturing of all types of lifting components. These components include: Eye bolts, eye nuts, Safety Swivel Hoist Rings,
 Turnbuckles, C-Clamps, D-Rings and Clips, Plain Clamps, ect. All these lifting components require drop forged because they need to bear high weights when working, and the strength much be high enough. Drop forging process could increase the strength during the forging process, while casting could not reach such effect.

Fly Forge is the drop forging specialist in producing all types of lifting components in competitive prices and good quality. All these products are mainly exported to countries like USA, UK, Australia, Canada, ect. Below is the introduction of main drop forged lifting components we have made for our customers:

Closed die forging is a process by which a billet of simple cross section is plastically deformed by applying compressive forces through dies or tools to obtain a more complex shape. In closed die forging, two or more dies are moved toward other to form a metal billet that is heated to the appropriate forging temperature. This process is capable of producing components of high quality at moderate cost. It offers a high strength-toweight ratio, toughness, and resistance to impact and fatigue. This forging technique allows us to produce lots of metal components with critical safety consideration. 

Closed die forgings could be served for components in automobile/automotive industry and in aircraft, railroad, and mining equipment. And, marine industry is also one of the main field that closed die forging involves in. At Fly Forge, we are considered as a world class supplier of marine forgings in China, and we pride ourselves in supplying quality products with lowest costs. Pls contact us while you have such needs.
drop forged compactor caps
Padfoot rollers are designed to compact the ground before placing concrete. Padfoot rollers use the weight of the vehicle to compress the surface being rolled. Rollers are also used in landfill compaction. Such compactors typically have padfoot or "sheep's-foot" drums, and do not achieve a smooth surface. The pads aid in compression, due to the smaller area contacting the ground.

Fly Forge supply drop forging service for compator caps which will be welded on padfoot roller. After delivering compactor caps to our customer, they will be welded on padfoot roller. Such compactor caps are easy worn out, but could be replaced by new ones, and then welded on padfoot roller again. If you require such products, pls feel free to contact us. We are able to customize any dimensions you like.
Fly Forge has been supply forging service for C clamp industry for over 20 years, are available in several series to meet a variety of clamping applications. Proudly made in China, all our C-Clamp frames meet or exceed our customers' specifications and are produced to the highest standards. We have obvious advantages over other forging companies:

With five forging units, Fly Forge can handle sample to volume runs of forgings for C Clamps in different weights and dimensions. Materials forged could be any specification you need. We offer both closed die forging as well as upset forging processes. So if you have any forging needs for other products, just feel free to send us the drawings.
Were you able to find a good source for forging? You may find out there are very few Chinese manufacturers that could satisfy your companies' needs. We are a Chinese company with our own tooling & forging factory in Ningbo China. We build very precise and high quality forgings exclusively for demanding US, Canada, UK, Germany, Italy and more companies. We have very advanced equipments in house. Our forging engineers are good at English and forging technologies, so our company is easy to communicate with. Feel free to let us know if you are finding a forging supplier in China.

We are a unique hybrid solution of dealing with an American companies but getting better Chinese prices. We will be glad to review your specifications and share them with our plastic injection mold makers as well for their input. We work on a cost plus basis, we will give a very honest quotation to build what exactly you are expecting. We have a reputation for making only top quality forgings and we stand behind our work. We think you will really like working with our company. 

To defend countries, the military must constantly develop new defense technology and equipment that performs on and off the field. From Humvees and tanks to jets and satellites, military technology is more advanced than ever before, requiring detailed machinery consisting of extremely precise parts.


To keep existing machines running properly and to help design and prototype the military machines of the future, the military organizations use only the best manufacturing processes on the market to produce their parts and prototypes. One of these processes is forging.
A trailer hitch ball is bolted to your hitch's ball mount and provides the attachment point for your trailer's coupler. The ball allows the trailer to pivot to provide smooth turning while towing. Trailer hitch balls are sold in various shank lengths and diameters, ball diameters and weight capacities to meet your towing needs.

Fly Forge can customize all kinds of different hitch balls for your trailer application. Such hitch balls can be made in carbon steel, stainless steel and other steel materials. Our company can provide the service from tooling design, parts manufacturing to testing & package. With advanced production process, the quality from our factory is always guaranteed. With in house tooling and machining, we can supply qualified products in competitve prices. 
"We are in need of a supplier for a part forged in steel, of which we attach the flat with the characteristics that we need, the estimated consumption of the same is 5000 pieces a year. Are you able to supply us with these types of parts? Could we pass a quote? Please indicate cost of the part, cost of the tooling and deadlines for obtaining samples and production parts." This is an inquiry from our customer from Argentine Republic in automotive industry.

Material is forged steel. Such small part needs to be closed die forged. Close Die Forging is an inexpensive and efficient way to manufacture forged steel parts and it can also be made in many different steel alloys, such as carbon steel, alloy steel ,stainless steel ,ect., it depends on the application. At Fly Forge, we can take any design and metal and turn it into a finished component.

We all know that machining is a precise operation based on casting, forging or billets directly. Closed die forging is a recision processing process for net shape or near net shape 
products. And there are lots of advantages like tight tolerances, good surface finish, few defects, ect. All these advantages attract our customers to prefer closed die forging more than investment casting (forging vs casting). Although closed die forging dies are much more expensire than that of investment castings, in the long term, closed die forging is more cost-effective, as a pair of forging dies can produce approximately 50,000pcs forgings. That is to say, closed die forging is the most ideal process for making large quantity runs.  

But it does mean closed die forging is prefect. In most conditions, closed die forging can elimate some machining job that is required after casting. In closed die forging, the heated billet is pressed between forging dies into desired shapes. So some dimensions can not be realised by forging, such as thread holes or other small holes. We have to leave some machining allowance when forging. 
With the most commonly used method, the billet is heated and placed into a special kind of tooling called a 'die'. The heated metal is put under extreme pressure and forced into the shape of the 'die'. Unlike the 'cut' that it once came from, the grain flow is directional and has been orientated in a way to increase strength/toughness (i.e increases steel ductility and impact resistance). Also, as no grain ends are exposed, a forged item is less susceptible to fatigue and stress. 

In short, the forging process adds an approx. 30% increase in strength/toughness over original billet it was made from. Compared to casting (forging vs casting), the initial tooling costs of forging are much more expensive, thus it is required to manufacture in high quantities to 'break-even' on the initial expense. But due to the advantages of forging, this is a very cost-efficient method for large volume production.