Forged components and aluminum drop

In this report the production and use of forged aluminum parts are described and the automotive and other principal markets for forged aluminum components are outlined.
tags :drop forging, lightening, aluminum alloys, forged automotive components

In attempting to achieve the "three-litre" fuel- consumption target some leading European car makers recently introduced the "think light" concept based on all-aluminum body and the replacement of steel in many suspension parts by aluminum.
Global market demands and the growing number of car makers who are recognizing aluminum’s potential as a realistic and cost effective alternative to steel forgings,
have signaled the start to this kind of business in Slovenia- an associate member of the European Union. According to the Forging Industry Association
"forging is a manufacturing process where metal is pressed, pounded or squeezed under great pressure into high-strength parts known as forgings. The process is
normally (but not always) performed hot by preheating the metal to a desired temperature before it is worked.