Aluminum cold forging refers to the process in which the aluminum metal is shaped using localized compressive forces. The process exploits the plasticity of the metal at room temperature to shape it. This forging process has proven to be more beneficial to the buyers than other forging processes as the production process is cost-effective and the products are high quality.
Discussed below are five reasons why aluminum cold forging is attracting attention today.
Aluminum cold forging is less expensive than other forms as the forged products require little to no finishing processes, enabling the manufacturer to sell the forgings at affordable prices. Also, since there is a reduction in production costs, that is, the forging process does not require heating hence there is no furnace or electricity used, which tend to be expensive to install and maintain, the forged products are much cheaper in comparison to other forging methods that require heating.
Aluminum cold forging is very economical because the products are produced in large quantities, enabling manufacturers to save on costs incurred during production. The mass production of forgings also saves the manufacturer energy and labor. The cost of production directly corresponds with the expenses of the forgings.
The continued advancement in the machinery and equipment used in the forging process has facilitated the production of high-quality forgings of different shapes, complexities, designs and properties required to meet the buyer’s choice. Also, forged aluminum’s ability to resist corrosion enables it to execute high-quality performances over a long period.
Forged aluminum products exhibit maximum properties, reliability and durability in their service hence being beneficial to the buyers.
Ease Of Recycling
Recycling aluminum metal has significant economic, environmental, energy and resource-saving impacts. Since the initial weight of the aluminum is rationally equivalent to the forgings produced, there are little to no raw materials wasted during the forging process.
In conclusion, cold aluminum forging has become essential for many manufacturers due to its unique nature of having low density, which makes it ideal for a wide selection of applications.