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cold forging / steel / automotive / ISO 9001

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Characteristics

  • Type:

    cold

  • Treated material:

    steel

  • Applications:

    automotive

  • Certifications:

    ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949

  • Production method:

    large series, medium series, small series, prototyping

Description

COLD FORGING

is an operation of plastic strain of a metal (steel, aluminium, copper, titanium, brass) at room temperature, in which the material is forced to flow between a main matrix and a punch, in order to produce parts with a defined geometric form.

This particular type of technology allows us to produce finished parts that formerly were manufactured by machining steel bars.

Economic Benefits
Economic Benefits - FCF Fontanafredda Cold Forging
ECONOMIC BENEFITS

1. a reduced waste of material compared to machining by chipping

2. in many cases it is possible to use a material with lower initial characteristics (and thus less expensive) to reach features of finished part similar to the features of steels for machining by chipping



3. it is possible to obtain parts without burrs and edges, thus reducing the duration and the number of following machining steps to obtain the finished part

4. it is possible to obtain “enbloc” parts, thus avoiding following assembly steps

5. in some cases it is possible to avoid heat treatments

6. it is possible to reach higher hourly production rates

Technical Benefits
Technical Benefits - FCF Fontanafredda Cold Forging
TECHNICAL BENEFITS

1. geometrical precision and dimensional reliability;

2. condition of part surface fit for use without other machining steps

3. it is possible to obtain internal and external forms which usually are not easy and cheap to be realized with chipping



4. production of integral parts in their metallurgical features

5. high quality and good endurance strength