Forging Basics is designed to provide learners with an introduction to the basic equipment and terminology associated with modern forge shops and forging operations. When designing a forging, a number of considerations should be understood to maximize the process. The basis for the considerations is important even for beginners to understand. Presented in THORS’ highly visual and interactive learning format, this course will help to educate and enhance the occupational awareness of individuals working in forging-related industries.

Forging Basics

Learning Objectives
  • Recall some of the properties of forged material.
  • Understand some common terms such as billet, press, and die.
  • Recognize the basic equipment and tools used in forging processes.
  • Identify the different types of forging processes utilized today.
  • Recall some of the basic forging defects.
This course includes
Pre / Post-Assessment
Course Length: 1 h
Completion Certificate

Table of Contents

Concepts and Equipment

  • Forging Property Improvement
  • Forging Considerations
  • Forging Hammers and Presses
  • Forging Impression Dies

Processes and Defects

  • Closed Die Forging
  • Open Die Forging
  • Ring Rolling
  • Radial Forging
  • Cold Forging
  • Forging Defects

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