Alloy Metals Company has developed, planned and contracted many creative ways to forge titanium, stainless steel and aluminum parts with our clients and vendors. The tactical material initiatives include the purchasing of ingot, convert it to billet, then forge it to finish/ final part per our customer design. This program can save our customer between 14-16 weeks of lead time. Our regular forging lead time is 6-8 weeks. We also can save customer money based on long term agreement program (LTA). Please contact us for additional information how we can save your company money and time.
The production of close tolerance, precision titanium alloy forgings has been successfully practised. However, such factors as excessive die wear, the need for expensive tooling, problems of microstructural control and contamination make the cost of close forgings excessive. Metallurgical quality is sometimes compromised if several dies are needed to produce a forging. Successful precision forging, therefore, is confined to small forgings such as blades and fittings that do not have complex flow patterns.
Source: Engineering Materials Handbook, 5th Edition