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With a number of beneficial properties, aluminum forging is an easy choice for manufacturing aircraft. Wood was originally used to build aircraft, but it is prone to rot and can splinter without proper maintenance. Likewise, steel forging is stronger than aluminum forging, but weighs significantly more. Steel forging is only used in aircraft when extremely high strength is needed, such as landing gears.

Fly Drop Forge is a leading manufacturer of aluminum forgings in closed die forging process for aerospace application. End use applications include landing gear, engines, structural components, brakes and rotors components. Fly Forge has the experience and expertise in aluminum forgings that ensures the structural durability and high strength-to-weight ratio capabilities needed in a aluminum forged product for aerospace applications. Contact us today to talk about your aluminum forgings needs and how we can get your project done quickly and to your specifications.
Closed die forging is not limited to steel components, it can be used to produce aluminum components as well, just different heating methods. Before forging of aluminum alloys, blanks are cut from round bars, then these aluminum bars are preheated to temperatures in the range of 400° - 500°C, according to the alloy used. 

At Fly Forge, our closed die forging process can produce aluminum components in all shapes and sizes required to conform to your specifications. We supply our superb custom-made aluminum forgings to meet our customers' needs and even exceed their expectations.
anodizing for aluminum forgings
Anodization or Anodizing treatment is the common surface finishing/coating method used for aluminum components, including aluminum castings, aluminum forgings, and even machined aluminum parts. Aluminum forged part is "anodized" for corrosion resistance, improved appearance, hardness & wear resistance, and for a number of specialized reasons like better glue-ability (adhesive bonding) for structural use, improved paint adhesion, and enhanced capacitance in electronic applications.Aluminum forgings are better than castings for anodizing due to a denser, more homogeneous microstructure. Fly Forge is the leading manufacturer for finished aluminum forgings, including closed die forging, cnc machining, surface finishing, heat treatment. So we can also deal with aluminum forgings that require further anodization. 

So, in order to reduce the weight of the product and protect the environment, many metal components are converted into aluminum forging with hard anodizing treatment, which were originally produced in steel forgings with hard chrome plating.
As one of the main metalworking process, China forging industry has achieved remarkable progress in the past 40 years. Currently, the annual output of Chinese forgings have reached 11 million tons, occupying 39% of global forging production. There are totally 420,000 employees working for forging companies in China, making China the largest global producer of forgings with the most complete forging capacity.

Like Chinese others' industries, the lack of forging technical engineers and workers is getting more serious caused by the rapid econimic expansion in China. To relieve this problem, so some Chinese forging companies like Fly Forge have gradually invested some automatic production lines to ensure normal production.In general, China’s forging industry is progressing in the direction of providing complete solutions that integrate materials technology, forming technology and post-processing.

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.