The plastic deformation of metals into complicated shapes by compressive forces exerted on a die. This can be hot forging at elevated temperatures or cold forging. The pressure exerted can be heavy and quick as in drop-hammer forging or slow and even heavier with hydraulic pressure forging.
Forging is the process of forming a product by hammering or pressing. When the material is forged below the re-crystallization temperature it is said to be cold forged. When worked above the re-crystallization temperature it is said to be hot forged.
The act of plastically deforming metal into desired shapes by hot or cold fabrication methods, utilizing the ductility and malleability of metal by exerting compressive force upon it, mainly through the blows of a hammer.
A process of working metal to a finished shape by hammering or pressing and is primarily a "hot" operation. It is applied to the production of shapes either impossible or too costly to make by other methods or needing properties not obtainable by casting. Categories of forgings include Hammer, Press, Drop or Stamping.
semi-finished metal product that has been hot formed into an engineered shape by any one of a variety of mechanical compressive forces. Hammer forgings, open die, closed die and press forgings are some of these types.