Forging is a manufacturing process involving the shaping of a metal through hammering, pressing, or rolling. These compressive forces are delivered with a hammer or die. Forging is often categorised according to the temperature at which it is performed – cold, warm, or hot forging. The basic concept is that the original metal is plastically deformed to the desired geometric shape – giving it higher fatigue resistance and strength. Manufacturing a forging die is the first part of the forging process.
Brockhouse can develop precision tooling and dies to forge almost any part in precise tolerances. All tooling is custom made at our in-house tooling facility, which helps us ensure quality, shorter lead times, and reduced costs.
By keeping this process in-house, we are able to draw on the expertise of our technical staff who are familiar with our processes and equipment, which in turn guarantees that we produce the correct tooling for our hammers and the end component is manufactured in the most efficient and economical way possible. Initially our Technical Department will design the die with their forging knowledge and verify the design with the latest Forging Simulation software. Then a highly specialised grade of steel is sourced to manufacture the forging die blocks and machine the impression. As well as manufacturing, we are also responsible for maintaining and repairing the die to ensure longevity.
We recognise that our customers are looking for fast and efficient introduction of new products, and our computer aided die design and die manufacturing technology allow us to respond quickly. In specific circumstances, it is also possible for Brockhouse to inherit your existing forging dies and tools from a previous supplier.
Brockhouse has over a century of forging history, servicing a comprehensive range of industries, and delivering high quality forging solutions to meet specific customer needs. Our forgings can be found across the world, providing critical support for even the most demanding industries.
For more information or for a bespoke quotation please contact our team today.