High strength material forming

The high forming pressures and resulting friction present in high strength material forming pose unique challenges for tools and coatings to withstand.

  • Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS)
  • High Strength Low Alloy Steels (HSLA)
  • Stainless Steels
  • Titanium and Nickel Alloys

Non-ferrous material forming

Non- ferrous materials generally exhibit better formability than steels. However, non-ferrous materials also exhibit a tendency to stick to the tool’s surface.

  • Aluminum Alloys
  • Copper Alloys
  • Pre-plated or coated materials

Cold forging

Cold forging is a family of forming processes in which a slug of material with a defined volume is formed into an intricately shaped part of exactly the same volume. Tools used in these processes are subject to high forces applied at high rates, which results in abrasive and adhesive wear on the surfaces in contact with the work piece.

  • Cold Heading
  • Swaging
  • Impact Extrusion
  • Orbital Forming

Powdered metal compaction

Improving the performance of tools used in powdered metal compaction operations requires reducing the abrasive wear on the tools induced by the powder and reducing the frictional wear caused by the ejection of the compacted part.