3.2.1 Service Loads

Forgings are most suitable for applications requiring high levels of:

  • Tensile strength
  • Yield strength
  • Fatigue strength
  • Shear strength
  • Impact toughness
  • Fracture toughness
  • Ductility

Forgings consistently outperform counterparts made by casting, powder metal processing, weldments, or products machined from plate or bar stock. Alloys suitable for forging in each of the alloy groups exhibit improved mechanical properties and heat treating capabilities that are at least equivalent to their counterparts.

The forging(s) source can help maximize these properties by designing the forging process to develop the optimum grain flow and microstructure in the forging. Grain flow optimization is sometimes called "putting the grain flow against the load". Expected stress concentration points should be resolved at this stage. A good understanding of the processes is essential here.

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Forgings are most suitable for applications requiring high levels of:

  • Tensile strength
  • Yield strength
  • Fatigue strength
  • Shear strength
  • Impact toughness
  • Fracture toughness
  • Ductility

Forgings consistently outperform counterparts made by casting, powder metal processing, weldments, or products machined from plate or bar stock. Alloys suitable for forging in each of the alloy groups exhibit improved mechanical properties and heat treating capabilities that are at least equivalent to their counterparts.

The forging(s) source can help maximize these properties by designing the forging process to develop the optimum grain flow and microstructure in the forging. Grain flow optimization is sometimes called "putting the grain flow against the load". Expected stress concentration points should be resolved at this stage. A good understanding of the processes is essential here.

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Forgings are most suitable for applications requiring high levels of:

  • Tensile strength
  • Yield strength
  • Fatigue strength
  • Shear strength
  • Impact toughness
  • Fracture toughness
  • Ductility

Forgings consistently outperform counterparts made by casting, powder metal processing, weldments, or products machined from plate or bar stock. Alloys suitable for forging in each of the alloy groups exhibit improved mechanical properties and heat treating capabilities that are at least equivalent to their counterparts.

The forging(s) source can help maximize these properties by designing the forging process to develop the optimum grain flow and microstructure in the forging. Grain flow optimization is sometimes called "putting the grain flow against the load". Expected stress concentration points should be resolved at this stage. A good understanding of the processes is essential here.

Return to Table of Contents

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