What is Forging?
Forging is the working of metal to some predetermined shape by hammering, upsetting, pressing or rolling (or a combination of these processes). The forging process improves the structure of the metal, particularly by refining the grain of the metal. Forged metal is stronger and more ductile than cast metal and has a greater resistance to fatigue and impact.
The Pacific Forge Process
It all begins in the Engineering Department. Before any die is set, our customers' sit down with our engineers to work through the initial design. We encourage concurrent engineering for design so our customers' requests are met with precision.
Once the project concept is determined, we take it through an extensive engineering and mechanical design process.
Our engineers utilize Auto CAD 2010, CATIA V5 R18, Desk Inventor 2010 and Forge 2008 Simulation software to design dies, create blueprints, and simulate the forging process prior to the actual production run.
Our engineers use modern technology to solve all potential problems before the part is completed.
We use state-of-the-art machinery for product production.
We perform secondary processes on site including grinding, shot blasting, hardness testing, magnetic particle inspection, trimming and coining.
Finally, all components go through a series of quality approvals before they are deemed worthy to pass through our doors.
Products and Materials
The parts we create are strategically necessary in the manufacture of aircraft, stationary turbines, landing gear, and flight control actuation systems, to name a few. Everything we do is custom designed and custom ordered.
We produce high precision closed die forgings out of a variety of materials. Our forgings can range from one half pound to 400 pounds in size and ¾ inch up to 54 inches in length.
The materials we use include, but are not limited to:
Tools of the Trade
The forging process creates stronger parts than those manufactured by any other metalworking process. When you want quality, reliability and safety; forgings are the only way to go. We meet our customers' needs by operating a full range of equipment. The traditional hammers, anvils and bellows which served blacksmiths well in the past have transformed through modern technology. At Pacific Forge, we use only the most up-to-date equipment in order to produce superior, custom-made products. Whatever our customers need, we have the best tools to create it!
If you're still not exactly sure how the process works, and want to see it for yourself, we invite you to come visit our facility. Our knowledgeable forging professionals love giving tours. Seeing is believing and we want to help you better understand what we do and how we do it. So call us anytime to set up a personal tour (909) 390-0701.