Open Die Steel Forgings
Cromdane Steel, Inc. is an open die forging supplier with over 40 years of manufacturing experience. We pride ourselves on our quality and quick delivery of open die steel forgings.
Why Choose Open Die Forging?
In open die forging, a hammer strikes and deforms the workpiece, which is placed on a stationary anvil. Open die forging gets its name from the fact that the dies (the surfaces that are in contact with the workpiece) do not enclose the workpiece, allowing it to flow except where contacted by the dies. The operator, therefore, needs to orient and position the workpiece to get the desired shape.
Open die forging is an important technique for many types of manufacturing. It allows rough and finished shapes of many different steel grades. This type of forging is typically used for very large workpieces; we can supply forged parts up to 300,000 pounds.
Open Die Forging Benefits
- Reduces chance of voids
- Obtains better fatigue resistance
- Improved microstructure
- Continuous grain flow
- Finer grain size
- Greater strength
- Less material waste
- Cost savings
Industries & Applications
Open die forged parts are commonly used in the oil and gas, aerospace, mining and construction industries. High-pressure equipment especially benefits from the tough internal structure created in the open die forging process.
There is no end to the shapes and parts that can be created using open die forging, some examples include:
- Custom shapes
- Blow out preventers
We Specialize in Quality Standards
Why Choose Cromdane Steel?
At Cromdane Steel, Inc, we meet stringent customer specifications with short lead times and quick turnarounds. We provide prompt and professional customer service from time of quotation to actual shipment of the order while maintaining our API Q1 and ISO 9001:2015 certifications. Additionally, all mill purchased material is sourced from North America.