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8 Types of Forging Operations Explained

Forging is the process of shaping heated metal in a desired shape by the application of sudden blows. The application of heat lowers the yield point and makes permanent deformation easier.  Forging may be done by hand hammer or by power hammer. Forging by machine involves the use of dies and it is generally used for mass production. Hand forging is employed for small quantity production and for special work. FORGING OPERATIONS The principal forging operations are: (a) Upsetting (b) Drawing out or Fullering (c) Cutting (d) Twisting (e) Punching and Drifting (f) Bending (g) Setting down or Flatting (h)…