Mining

Investment casting vs forging

Please forward this error screen to sharedip-19218624972. Forging and casting are manufacturing investment casting vs forging which involves metal.

It is hard to make equipments or materials with metal, since they are very hard and difficult to work with them. However, the two methods, casting and forging, are easy and very old methods, which are in use for shaping metals and making specific shapes. Both are very old processes known for metalworking. Forging uses compressive forces when shaping metals. This is a very old method, and traditionally it was performed by a smith. A hammer and anvil was used for this process.

Forging is categorized into three as cold, warm or hot, based on the temperature at which it is performed. It is called hot forging when the metal temperature is above the material’s recrystallization temperature. All the different forging processes can be mainly grouped into three classes. In the drawn out method length of the metal increases whereas cross section decreases.