Near-Net-Shape Forging

Near Net Shape Forging represents some relatively recent developments of the conventional im-pression die forging process. Net and near net shape forgings are distinguished by geometric fea-tures that are thinner and more detailed, varying parting line locations, and virtual elimination of draft, closer dimensional tolerances and with many as-forged surfaces. The resulting product benefits are much fewer machining operations, reduced weight and lower costs for raw materials and energy. In many cases, the only machining operations required are drilling of attachment holes.

Net and near net shape forgings in the as-forged and heat treated condition usually reflect a higher production cost than do their conventionally forged counterparts. They are often but not necessarily flashless. The cost advantage shifts to net shape forging as post-forging machining operations are eliminated. A cost study for an aircraft aluminum forging made by four processes identifies the cost drivers and illustrates the trade-offs for this application. The four processes are hand forging, blocker type (forging to approximate shape and machining), conventional forging and net shape forging.

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