The world is quickly moved to mechanizing almost everything. From our homes to the places of work, we have many machines doing things that were previously done by humans. We have also seen more improved industrial machines coming to the market in the recent past. But we know that a machine is simply one piece of equipment made from joining several parts. That’s why you need fastening tools have very crucial in modern-day life. But you need to have a toolbox with reliable fastening tools to keep your machine parts tight attached. How the fastening tools are manufactured greatly determines their quality, strength, and hardness. There are many forming techniques that have been used for the manufacturing of these tools. For the longest time, hot fording had been the most popular forming process for these tools. But the coming of cold Extrusion technology has revolutionized the manufacturing industry. Cold extrusion, or cold forging, is one of the most advanced forging technologies in the industry today. As the name suggests, it is an extrusion technology that is done at room temperature. Unlike the hot or warm forging where you are supposed to heat the work piece first, you directly take the metallic material to the extruder. No preheating is needed. What cold extrusion does differently is increasing the rate of production of fastening tools. It creates more finished products, which helps to reduce the cost of production. These are just some of the reasons why it has grown popular with manufacturers.
Unlike the traditional methods of forging methods, cold extrusion has made the forging process pretty simple. One thing about cold forging is that a single machine can be used for the production of these tools. Among the most advanced machines are hydraulic press machines. These are machines designed to provide the force that’s required to produce the plastic deformation form fastening tools without heating. To produce cold forged fastening tools, you need to invest in a goof cold forging machine. There are various models in the market to select from. But hydraulic press machines for cold extrusion is one of the best options. That’s because cold forging is more of a stamp forming. The machine contains a hydraulic press system that has a punch and the press chamber to produce plastic deformation. Then you need materials, and dies or moulds. The moulds are designed to produce various sizes and shapes of the fastening tools. You can have a range of dies for various sizes of fastening tools. The process of producing these tools is straightforward. Start with placing the die firmly in the press chamber. Then, once you have the metal block or billet ready, place it in the press chamber. You don’t need to heat them to achieve plasticity as it is with hot and warm forging. Then using the punch, press the metal block against the mould to produce plastic deformation, and it will take the shape of the mould. That’s how the fastening tools are formed.
There are many benefits that you enjoy with cold forged fastening tools. Like mentioned, the cold forging process has fewer steps, unlike traditional methods such as hot forging. You don’t need heating and oxidation. So, it is ideal for mass production due to a high productivity rate. The few steps of production come with reduced cost production. So, you will get better quality fastening tools at a lower price. Cold forging produces high strength and hard fastening tools than most of the other forming methods. Therefore, you can expect to produce tools that withstand tough conditions and lasts longer. The other benefit of cold extrusion in producing fastening tools is net-shaped products. The forming technology produces better surface finished products. So, you will not do a lot of refinishing work, if any. At Cold Forging China, we use cold forging or impact extrusion to produce highly complex cold forged parts in one or more pressing operations. We do mechanical finish, annealing, and the surface coating completes our service range. Our cold forged parts are structurally superior and very cost-effective. They are widely used in all kinds of fields, from industrial machines, automobiles, ships to aeroplanes. In close cooperation with our customers, we are able to produce the desired parts. Whether you need a large volume, we can do mass-production according to your blueprints. If you are interested in cold extrusion or cold forging and need a free quotation, please contact us. We will provide you with a series of cold forging solutions.