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Diffrences between forged and casted products

December 25,2023

Forgings and castings are common metal manufacturing processes, they play an important role in the manufacturing industry, but there are certain differences.

They are processed in different ways: forgings refer to metal products that are processed into the desired shape under pressure after the metal is heated to a certain temperature. It requires the metal material to have good thermoplasticity, and it is high strength, good plasticity, which suitable for the manufacture of large forces. Such as bolts, shafts, gears, etc.

Casting, on the other hand, is the injection of molten metal into the mold, which is cooled and solidified to form the desired shape. It requires liquid metal to have good fluidity and filling. Steel castings are divided into cast steel and cast iron, cast iron has higher carbon content than steel, its strength is lower than steel, plasticity is poor, thus generally suitable for the production of low bearing capacity, such as machine tool body, low pressure valve seat; Steel castings have high strength and are used to make parts with complex shapes, such as chain rails and high pressure valve seats.

Both processes have advantages and disadvantages, and the practical application depends on the specific needs and requirements.

In general, forgings have high strength and toughness and are suitable for the production of parts that withstand high loads and high pressures. Castings are more suitable for the production of complex shapes or large parts, and the cost is lower.

So if you need products to work in high pressure environments, you can have a look at our forging products.

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