Our partner facilities have dramatically diverse capabilities ranging from closed die forgings at 45 kgs to 18 ton open die forgings.


  • Low & Medium Carbon Steels
  • Alloy
  • Custom Alloy Steels
  • Stainless Steel
  • Bronze, Brass
  • Aluminum

All facilities are at least ISO 9001:2008 certified.

  • Closed Die

    closed-die-forgingClosed die forging (also referred to as impression die forging) is a metal deformation process that uses pressure to compress a piece of metal to fill an enclosed die impression. In some closed die forging processes, a succession of impression dies are used to modify the shape of the material into the final desired shape and form. The type of material, tightness of tolerances, and need for heat treatment can determine the number of passes the product requires through the dies.


  • Open Die

    open-die-forgingOpen die forging is the process of deforming a piece of metal between multiple dies that do not completely enclose the material. The metal is altered as the dies “hammer” or “stamp” the material through a series of movements until the desired shape is achieved. Products formed through open forging often need secondary machining and refining to achieve the tolerances required for the finished specifications. Open die forging is often used for short run forgings of parts that are simple, rather than complex, in design, such as discs, rings, sleeves, cylinders and shafts. Custom shapes can also be produced with open die forging. The repeated working of the material through the deformation process increases the strength of the grain structure. Some additional benefits of open die forging include improved fatigue resistance and strength. Open die forging also reduces voids.


  • Upset

    upset-forging2Upset forgings are made by gathering material to a designated area of a carbon, alloy, or stainless steel bar. The mechanical press used to manufacture these components operates on a horizontal plane. The dies are split to allow material to protrude beyond the mechanical press, and some of the forming force is provided by a third die attached to the header.

    Upset forgings offer greater strength compared to when the same parts are machined from bar stock, since material grain flow is orientated to the component’s shape.