The minimization of energy costs during hot forging is an ongoing concern of every manufacturer. Those can be optimized when using an inductor and a billet with matching diameters and installing a flexible multi-stage heating system.
The automatization of all involved forging presses is essential for the cost efficiency of the hot forging manufacturing process, especially for industries that require high volume production runs as the automotive one.
All applied tools should be optimized for the following innovative technologies:
Metallurgy: consolidated vacuum, powder metallurgy
Surface treatment: nitriding, carburizing and duplex treatment