Customers of forge shops are increasingly requiring their raw forgings to be rough machined before they are shipped. They may be squared in a milling process or rounded in a turning operation. To speed machining processes, new materials have been developed that cut faster, such as coated carbide. Recently, a phase-toughened ceramic material called XSYTIN™-1 has been introduced to improve cutting speeds even more.
Check out the October 2020 issue of FORGE, featuring our cover story on "Fever Screening and Forging Quality". Other features include "Forging with Hybrid Steel", "FutureForge in Scotland: The Goldilocks Effect", and much more.