Forgings by ATWT International
Forging is a manufacturing process, a method to shape metals of any alloy in a certain shape, using massive compressive forces. Parts made by forging know high strength, due to this production process. Te internal grains of the metal are deformed as the metal is shaped during the forging process, to follow the general shape of the part. As a result, the grain is continuous throughout the part, giving it improved strength characteristics.
ATWT International is specialized in hot forging. Together with the customer, we decide what alloy of metals is best suited for the part and aplication. A forging dice, or tooling, will be custom made based on the drawing the customer has made together with the Research and Development department of ATWT International.
After forging, the parts will be heat treated to harden the parts, making them even stronger and prevent micro cracks. There will be a quality check conducted in the factory as well as in the warehouse in the Netherlands, checking the alloy, hardness and micro cracks.
ATWT International will make sure that the parts look clean and neat, they will be machined untill they are complete as they are ordered on the drawing. The parts will be provded with thread holes if requiered, and pockets will be milled out.
We can maiximize the wear perfomance of the parts even more by applying harder metals onto the forged mother material. This can either be done by brazing on tungsten carbide tips into pockets, or by applying a layer of hardmetal on the part (hardfacing). This layer can consist of several alloys, but most common is a hardfacing with chrome or tungsten carbides.
ATWT International will provide service troughout the complete forging process. From designing,drawing, protoyping and sampling, to tooling manufacturing and production, even shipping and customs will be arranged by the professionals from ATWT International.
We have partnerships with forging factories all over the world. Depending on the needs, we can select make use of the best suitable factory.
Treatments to maximize the wear resistance are done in the workshop in the Netherlands.
Why ATWT forgings?
- Hot forging
- Stronger than casting or machining
- Heat treated
- Multiple alloys possible
- In-house tooling manufacturing