Radial forging machines

Steel and special alloys industry

Our radial forging machines have become firmly established in the forming of cast, continuous cast, ingots and remelts to bars as well as to stepped shafts or axles. They have been used successfully for any steel grade, super alloys, titanium and many other metals for many decades. The outstanding forming properties and dimensional accuracies, combined with high productivity, are unique among the forging systems.

Technology

Forming requirements

For quick and cost-efficient forming

The cast structure is to be converted into a forged structure to achieve the required mechanical values. Degree of porosity, gran size and carbide distribution are features of interest for the semi-finished products. The overall forming is done in incremental steps. The capability to process from all sides permits high degrees of forming in one heat and thus quick and cost-efficient forming.

Forming characteristics

Our forging machines can be characterized as stroke- and power-limited forming machines. The forming energy is stored in flywheels. From a metallurgy point of view, our machines are quick-running presses, rather than “forging hammers”.

Your advantages

  • High throughput / sustainable process
  • Best metallurgy values
  • Large dimensional rangeof one-heat process
  • Efficient forming of parts with inner and/or outer shapes
  • High accuracy
Product range for radial forging

Machine types

A selection from our machine range.

Area of use

Products and markets

Where to find GFM machines.

The combination of good core penetration (compared to rolling) and high throughput while maintaining an excellent temperature control (compared to open-die presses) permits highly efficient forming.

Your advantages

  • Excellent surface and straightness
  • Even mechanical properties
  • High output and high throughput
  • Products with lengths exceeding 30 m
  • High degree of automation

Bars

Round, square, rectangular, octagonal

Shafts

Inner and outer steps or contours

Pipes

Cylindrical or conical

Stepped parts

Shafts, axles, flanges

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