Offshore Sourcing for Steel Forgings

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Custom Steel Forging
Sun Fast provides offshore sourcing for custom steel forgings manufactured to meet your requirements.
Steel forgings
Forging parts

Sun Fast provides strategic sourcing for custom steel forgings manufactured to meet your exact design requirements. Our offshore forging sources produce high quality, high precision steel forgings for numerous industries, from construction to automotive and everything in between.

Custom Forging Capabilities

Depending on the demands of your part designs, products can be hot forged or cold headed. Hot forging is ideal for larger parts and applications where optimum yield strength, high ductility, and a better surface quality are preferred. Cold heading is better suited to producing smaller parts and components, and the process automatically work-hardens the material, resulting in high strength products.

Sun Fast is also capable of providing 100% magnetic inspection for forged products. Magnetic inspection is a non-destructive testing (NDT) process that utilizes magnetization to detect fractures, surface and near-surface discontinuities, and other imperfections in forged ferromagnetic materials. Because they concentrate stresses that can lead to further damage and failure, detecting surface and near-surface defects is of critical importance for forged metal products.

Hot Forging & Cold Heading

Sun Fast’s offshore partners provide both hot forging and cold heading to meet the forging needs of nearly any industry or application. As needed, we will work with you to determine the best forging method for your unique project.

Hot forging is the preferred method for creating parts and components for more rugged applications, such as construction and automotive manufacturing. The hot forging process improves the yield strength, ductility, and toughness of the material, making for more durable parts. Our offshore forging sources can hot forge a wide range of metals and alloys.

Cold heading is ideal for producing smaller, more intricate parts and components, like those found in medical devices or electronics. Cold heading utilizes high speed, automated equipment to create perfectly repeatable, high precision parts. Sun Fast’s offshore manufacturers can cold head forge numerous metals and specialty alloys. 

Benefits of Forging

Forged parts exhibit very high strength. The high pressure required to forge steel parts compresses the material and gives it a very dense and refined grain structure that conforms to the part’s shape. This increases the steel’s tensile strength and improves its resistance to impact and abrasion.

Forging also allows for adherence to very close tolerances. The dies used in the forging process result in precise part dimensions with minimal part to part variation. Our offshore sources utilize forging dies that are custom-made to match customer specifications.

Because they are free of internal voids, gas pockets, and cooling defects that can cause undue fatigue or impact load failure, custom forged steel parts are ideal for high load, high stress applications.

Open Die Forging Diagram

Forging Materials

Our offshore forging specialists are capable of producing durable, high strength forgings from an array of mid-range carbon steel materials. Medium carbon steel provides excellent ductility and strength, and is known for its long-wearing properties. This material is popular for bolts, shafts, car axles, rails, and other parts and components that require high strength and a certain degree of flexibility.

Available steel grades include, but are not limited to:

  • 1035
  • 1038
  • 1040
  • 1045
  • 1050
  • 1117

A number of other grades are available upon request.

Closed Die Forging Diagram

Why Choose Sun Fast for Steel Forgings?

Sun Fast’s offshore forging sources use the highest quality steel materials available, and utilize state-of-the-art equipment to ensure superior precision and repeatability. We can deliver your forged products in fast turnaround times that fit your schedule and at prices that fit your budget.

In addition to steel forging, Sun Fast also offers offshore services for precision machining and other secondary operations to give you more complete parts and components.

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