Cold forming is one of the most cost-effective methods of forging in today’s market. For example, estimates indicate that this process can reduce your part cost as much as 40 to 60%. These savings, in addition to the virtual elimination of scrap at a time where metals are at some of their highest prices, may make cold-heading the only economically viable choice.
The accompanying resource presents a good overview of the advantages and potential limitations of this process. It’s valuable reading if you are unfamiliar with metal forming options or are looking for improvements on parts that are currently being forged, stamped, cast or by traditional machining. Continue reading for more.