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It takes a certain amount of time and energy to qualify a potential forging supplier. Getting the best value from any forging requires a cooperative effort on the part of the customer and the forging supplier. Good planning ahead of time will pay dividends for both you (the customer) and the supplier.

Assuming you have a drop forging part ready for sampling or production, the first place to start with any new forging company is to request pricing for the part. The purpose of requesting a quotation for a forging is to determine capability, experience and the lowest possible forging price of a potential vendor supplier. It is always advisable to have more than one forging company participate in the quoting process.
Steel and aluminum are the two most popular closed die forging materials used in hot forging. Each material has a defined and distinct set of characteristics that make it the right – or the wrong – material for the application. Below are the main differences of steel forging and aluminum forging, that can help you to consider your design with a ideal forging material.

Cost and price are always an essential factor to consider when making any product by hot forging. The price of steel bars and aluminum bars is continually fluctuating based on global supply and demand, fuel costs and the price and availability of iron and bauxite ore; however steel is generally cheaper (per pound) than aluminum. The cost of raw materials has a direct impact on the price of the finished forged products. 
6061 vs 6063 aluminum forgings
 and 6063 aluminum alloys are the most common alloys for forging. Although they possess many of the same qualities, they each offer their own distinct properties that mean manufacturers need to do their research when deciding between them.

The second most popular aluminum for forging, 6061 is precipitation-hardened and uses magnesium and silicon as its major alloying elements. It was first developed in 1935 as part of the early advances in the aircraft industry. It offers good weldability and machinability, good joining characteristics, accepts applied coatings well, and is highly corrosion resistance while having a high strength to weight ratio. In contrast, 6063 is the most popular aluminum used for forging. It also uses magnesium and silicon as its alloying elements. Its unique properties allow it to be formed into complex shapes with very smooth surfaces, making it fit for anodizing. Its major drawback compared to 6061 is that it does not have the same level of strength.

Fly Forge, is one of the most important aluminum forging companies in China for various industries. With 9 production facilities in our company, all equipped with state-of-the-art tools and machines, we cover the whole spectrum of forging techniques and provide the complete development of components, from the design to the production. We forge all types of aluminum forgings required.

The Employees at Fly Forge are committed to servicing our customers through the entire process, from quoting to receiving our products.  Every customer is different, each with their own needs and expectations.  We take the time to understand how your business works so that we can exceed your expectation on every order.  We want to make sure that when an aluminum forging is needed Fly Forge is the only manufacturer that comes to mind. 
Skip lugs are the important components to fit these waste containers. They are designed and produced in closed die drop forging process. Drop Forging will involve the manipulation of material to achieve a desired skip lug shape, offering a compressed and directional grain flow to produce a stronger and more resilient skip lugs. Forge manufactures and supplys a large range of drop forged components for the skip and container refurbishment industry, including Skip Lugs. 

Lots of benefits can be enjoyed by our company:
  • Ningbo port is the forth largest habour in the world. As the largest drop forging company in Ningbo, Fly Forge can deliver high quality drop forged skip lugs with attractive price.
  • With an individual material warehouse, we stock numerous material types at different specifications. And, we have the capacity to purchase material in larger more economical volumes, minimising the requirement for multiple deliveries from suppliers.
  • Our quality control is backed with our ISO 9001 registration giving us the independent checks and systems to monitor and improve our in-house performance, and giving our customers the independent quality assurance of drop forged skip lugs that they expect.
Vibratory finishing is a type of mass finishing manufacturing process used to deburr, radius, descale, burnish, clean, and brighten a large number of forgings.

Fly Forge is one of the few forging companies that can provide vibratory polishing service of forgings for our customers in China. Besides vibratory polishing, we can also other surface treatment services of forgings include shot blasting, powder coating, electropolishing, color painting, ect. All our forgings serves the agricultural, aerospace, automotive, medical, and construction equipment industries.
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.