What are the different machines for finishing the forging process?

Forging is the oldest process used for metal shaping. For the longest time blacksmiths used hammers and anvils to forge the required shape.

But with evolution, different forging presses and tools have eased the handwork. Different forging processes need different machines for shaping, heating, and finishing.

Let’s understand some of these in detail.

Riveting Machine

A riveting machine also called a hydraulic riveting machine combines two metal pieces. The machine’s rotation and applied pressure easily assemble the workpieces.

The advantages of using a riveting forging machine are:

  • High consistency
  • High productivity
  • Reduced production cost
  • Low machine noise

High-force riveting finds its use in manufacturing and combining heavy-duty vehicles like trucks, buses, and tractor parts.

Grinding Machines

Forging grinding machines are used to make either small cuts on the metal workpiece or grind it to remove any rough edges. The rotating grinding wheel works as a sandpaper and smoothens the rough edges. But it requires skills to not disturb the dimensions of the workpiece.

There are two types of grinding machines:

  • Precision grinding machine

Industries requiring highly precise equipment employ precision grinding machines. For instance, aerospace industries, medical industries, and manufacturing of scientific equipment.

  • Non-precision grinding machine

It does not give accuracy to the forged workpiece but is perfect for removing stock from it. The floor and bench grinding machine is a typical example of a non-precision grinding machine.

Belt Polishing Machines

As the name suggests, belt polishing machines perform operations like brushing and polishing on the metal workpiece. They work with abrasive pastes and provide minimal cleaning to mirror the finish to the finished product.

They are capable of adding finesse to products of different sizes and shapes. There are two types of polishing machines- bench-mounted and base-mounted. The former is suitable for industrial applications and the latter for manual operations.

The bench-mounted polishing machines do not require high force and are usually accompanied by a belt grinder. They are cost-effective and suitable for large-scale production.

Shot Blasting Machines

Shot blasting machines are used to remove any impurities from the finished product. A centrifugal wheel exerts an abrasive force on the impure deposits.

The purpose of using a shot blasting machine includes:

  • To remove the impurities from a cast/forged metal piece
  • Improves the metal adhesion to paints and coatings
  • Enhancing metal properties by removing the unwanted deposits

To avoid the escape of impurities and tiny dust particles, the shot blasting machine has a dust collection system. This not only prevents the metal piece from getting dirty again but also the environment.

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