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(Ni & Co) Nickel & SuperAlloys Forging

Super Alloy Forging

Prompted by advancements made in gas turbine engine technology, superalloys (both Nickel and Cobalt) have been in use since the 1930’s. Demonstrating high strength at high operating temperatures, superalloy forgings are ideal for use in not only aerospace, transportation and power generation but also in manned and non-manned spacecraft programs as well. Superalloys come in a variety of product families including Inconel (188, 600, 625, 718, X750, etc.), Hastelloy (B2,X, N, C276, etc.), Haynes (230, 242, etc.), Rene 41 and Waspalloy. Superalloy forgings offers many advantages to engineers and designers by maintaining tight control on grain size, toughness, creep and other critical mechanical properties. The superalloy forging process can be made more challenging by the alloy’s strain rate dependency; in that it is softer when forged slowly and strengthens when forging speeds increase. Utilizing open framed presses with CNC controlled variable forging speed controls, Mattco utilized proprietary forging techniques that minimize cracking, increase yield and ensure the highest quality forged superalloy components.    Material Specificatons Available  |  return to top

(Ti) Titanium Forging

Titanium Forging

Titanium is extremely corrosion resistant and offers the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal, making titanium forgings a popular choice for aerospace, military and industrial applications. Titanium is a shape memory alloy, and its affinity for absorbing anatomic hydrogen presents challenges during the titanium forging process. To ensure the highest quality forged titanium components, Mattco has developed a number of proprietary processes to overcome these challenges, allowing us to offer dimensionally stable, low hydrogen titanium forgings. While Ti 6Al-4V, Ti 6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo and Ti Cp are the most commonly utilized Titanium variants, Mattco Forge has experience forging a wide variety of Titanium to fit a wide variety of applications.   Material Specificatons Available  |  return to top

(AI) Aluminum Forging

Aluminum Forging

Aluminum has a remarkably low density and is extremely corrosion resistant, making forged aluminum components a mainstay for structural applications in many industries including aerospace, defense and transportation. Aluminum’s ductility makes the aluminum forging process relatively easy. However, it also makes aluminum forgings susceptible to residual stresses during the heat treating process which can lead to movement of the part during subsequent machining operations. Since its founding, Mattco has worked diligently to develop strict control over the aluminum forging and thermal process that allow us to optimize mechanical properties and minimize residual stresses in our forged aluminum products. Today Mattco continues to be an industry leader offering aluminum forgings ranging from aerospace industry standard alloys like 7075 and 6061 to less commonly utilized aluminum alloys like 2618 and 2219 to alloys utilized in marine applications like 5052 and 5086.    Material Specificatons Available  |  return to top

Stainless Steel Forging

Stainless Steel Forging

Stainless Steel is used in a variety of industrial applications where moderate strength and enhanced corrosion resistance is required. By varying the chromium content (usually between 13% and 26%), a wide range of corrosion resistance can be achieved. As operating environments become more demanding and the ability of key components to resist corrosion degradation becomes more important, many industries are turning to stainless steel forgings for these critical applications. Mattco offers stainless steel forgings in a wide range of product families including 300-series, 400-series and Nitronic (33, 50, 60, etc.). This wide range of stainless steel grades means a thorough understanding of its properties is important throughout the stainless steel forging process. While more standard grade stainless steels (304, 316, 347, etc.) forge easily and are less susceptible to residual stresses than other alloys, the more complex stainless steels (A286, Nitronic, 17-4, 15-5, etc.) require far more sophisticated forging techniques to optimize corrosion resistance and mechanical properties. Mattco Forge has decades of experience in stainless steel forging of all grades and types.      Material Specificatons Available  |  return to top

Alloy + Carbon Steel Forging

Carbon Steel Forging

Iron alloyed with carbon and other elements such as chromium, nickel and molybdenum, form the basis for the majority of steel products used today. While iron has been used for millennia in countless applications, the addition of carbon and other alloying elements in recent times has increased the strength of the metal by up to 1000 times, revolutionizing its uses. Further advancements in the heat treating and steel forging processes enable further refinement to the mechanical properties of steel. Alloy and carbon steel forgings can offer enhanced ductility, hardness, yield strength and impact resistance. Mattco Forge Inc. has decades of experience with all types of carbon and alloy steel forgings, ranging from the commonly used 4140 and 4340 to the less common 9310 and CBS 600; forging seamless rolled rings and other shapes for a wide range of industries and applications.    Material Specificatons Available  |  return to top

(Mg) Magnesium Forging

Magnesium Forging

In its free metal form, magnesium is highly reactive, and burns with a characteristic brilliant white light; making it ideal for use in flares. Although forged magnesium components have been in use in aircraft since World War I, its highly reactive properties have kept the application of magnesium forgings in the commercial aerospace industry generally restricted to engine related components. Today, driven by the increasing importance of fuel economy and the need to reduce weight, the use of magnesium forgings, primarily ZK60 and AZ80A, in aerospace is increasing. While magnesium’s reactive properties introduce a number of challenges to the forging and machining processes, Mattco Forge has developed several magnesium forging processes that allow us to safely produce forged magnesium rings and other geometries.   Material Specificatons Available  |  return to top