From year 2018, INNOVAW invested a new forging division to support customer with aluminum solution for high strength mechanical property requirement. machines from 300T to 1600T for aluminum alloy 6061, 6082, 7075 etc. and T6 heat treatment after.
Aluminum is a metal used extensively in the forging industry and is regarded highly due to its effectiveness in creating high performance parts. Aluminum is light in weight, has an excellent strength-to-weight ratio and anti-corrosion properties which make it ideal for aerospace, automotive, motor sports and defense projects. Aluminum provides the performance and safety required while maintaining the lightness needed for speed and energy efficiency. Aluminum is extremely durable, prevents corrosion and is known for its malleability, and for these reasons aluminum is the most widely used metals in the industry.
Closed-die forging, often referred to as impression-die forging, is a manufacturing process where metal is pressed, pounded or squeezed under great pressure in between two dies to produce high-strength parts. Because the dies restrict the flow of the metal, the forging process is the best option for intricate designs and close tolerances. Closed-die forging has the capability of producing an almost limitless variety of shapes with a range in weight from just a few ounces to more than 25 pounds.
Forging is the shaping of hot metal completely within the walls or cavities of two dies that come together to enclose the work piece on all sides.
The impression for the forging can be entirely in either die or divided between the top and bottom dies.
Impression-die forging, often used interchangeably with the term closed-die forging, refers to a closed-die operation in which the dies contain a provision for controlling the flow of excess material, or flash, that is generated.
Forged aluminum is perfect for aerospace due to the harsh environmental conditions that the parts are up against. Aluminum structures are durable and lightweight which also supports the unique needs of the aerospace industry. Many aluminum products are manufactured using aluminum alloys with varying degrees of hardness depending on the specs of the project. Pure aluminum, however, is used when corrosion is a critical consideration such as in aerospace.
Professional racecar drivers prefer forged aluminum wheels for racing competitively. Aluminum wheels are built for speed and performance because they are lightweight, strong and extraordinarily stiff. Forged aluminum wheels are frequently used in high performance sports vehicles as well. Pistons, gears and wheel spindles in high performance automobiles and aircraft are often made from forged aluminum as well. Pound for pound, aluminum absorbs twice the crash energy of steel and performs as well in an accident. As a result, aluminum is a very good option for use in automotive parts.