Also referred to as impression die forging‚ closed die forging differs from open die forging in that the metal is shaped completely inside the walls of two dies that come together. Your products are brought to a virtual “near net shape” of your final product.
Although there are tooling charges associated with the closed die forging process‚ these costs are recovered many times over by the cost savings listed below.
There are 4 distinct advantages associated with closed die forgings and they include:
Although initial deliveries may be longer than those in the open die forging process‚ typically a release program accompanies this process and delivery dates can be set up in advance.