Here’s a look at the five most viewed articles on FORGE’s website in 2017 (based on page views from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31).
5. Continuous Induction Heating of Aluminum Billets
Induction is a proven, reliable and efficient method of heating aluminum alloys. Understanding the unique facets of the induction heating of aluminum can be achieved by considering the properties that make aluminum alloys such advantageous materials.
4. Commercial Testing of Forgings
Commercial testing laboratories perform a variety of tests that help a forge verify the quality of its output and certify test results to the forge’s customers. Tests performed include the use of chemical, mechanical, nondestructive and metallographic techniques.
3. Grain Flow in Forgings IV – Various Processes and Influence of Machining
In this fourth installment, the typical grain flow for various manufacturing processes will be reviewed. The advantage of near-net-shape forging and the interaction of machining with grain flow will also be discussed.
2. Forging Die Lubricants: Graphite or Synthetics?
The selection of the proper die lubricant is a major component in attaining a successful forging process. The primary function of a forging lubricant is for increased productivity and profitability of the forging company.
1. Grain Flow in Forgings – The Basics
This article will cover the basics of grain flow that occur during metalworking processes. It will also discuss how grain flow can be observed in a forged part.