Hammer and Press Forging Capabilities

We understand that our partners have to meet necessary demands for quality, cost, and time. With over 100 years of operation, we have built a culture and capabilities exceptional customer care, on time delivery, and unmatched product quality. Find all of our physical capabilities for both hammer forging and press forging below.

On Time Delivery
Exceptional Customer Service
Assured Product Quality

Custom Hammer Forging Services

Milwaukee Forge is proud to offer premium custom hammer forging services, utilizing closed impression dies. This hot forging process forms carbon and alloy steels into customized shapes with 1500 to 4000 lbs of air driven hammer pressure and a forging temperature of 2100°F to 2300°F.

Part sizes are possible up to 18” in length, and up to 14” diameter, handling weights of 2 lbs. to 100 lbs. Our forging capabilities can hold tolerances as low as ± .030”.  We provide secondary processes which include machining and cleaning, along with normalizing, quenching, tempering and annealing, as well as other heat treating options. Our engineers work to design customized solutions to fit client needs, manufacturing all dies in-house.

The custom hammer forging process is suited perfectly to lower volume runs. We efficiently handle short to medium volume, with all of our products and processes meeting stringent industry standards. We are registered to ISO/TS 16949. We ensure the quality and integrity of our work with thorough testing including metallurgical, tensile, yield and elongation tests, as well as a full spectrum of in-process and after-process inspections such as grain flow analysis.

In addition, rigorous internal QA protocols are carried out by our dedicated Quality Assurance Department. Superior customer service is our culture, and we boast the shortest lead times in the industry along with rush ordering, order flexibility and last minute change accommodation. To learn more about our hammer forging process or our other capabilities, please see the table below or contact us directly.



Custom Hammer Forging Capabilities

Production MethodHammer
DiesClosed Impression
Secondary Forging ProcessesHeat Treating
Machining
Cleaning
Heat TreatingNormalizing
Annealing
Quenching
Tempering
MaterialsCarbon Steel
Alloy Steel
Hot Forging Temperature2100 to 2300 °F
Hammer Sizes1500 to 4000 lbs
Forging Weight2 to 100 lbs
Forging LengthUp to 18 in
Forging Width / DiameterUp to 14 in
Tolerance± 0.030 in
Inspection

Hot (In Process)
Cold (After Process)
Dimensional
Grain Flow Analysis
Magnetic Particle

Testing

Metallurgical
Tensile
Yield
Elongation

Quality

Quality Assurance Department
Quality Control Metrics
Value Analysis
EDI
Bar Coding

Additional Services Provided

Conveyor Cooling
Die Design & Manufacturing
Engineering
Metallurgical Services
Abundant Steel Availability

Production VolumeShort to Medium Volume
25 to 10,000 pieces
Lead Time

Shortest in the Industry
Order Flexibility
Rush Orders
Last Minute Scheduling Changes
Past Invoice Inquiries
Customer Inventory Solutions

Additional Hammer Forging Information

Industry Focus

Agriculture
Aerospace
Construction
Contract Machining & Custom Gearing
Defense
Industrial Power Equipment
Medical
Mining
Ordinance / Military
Petro Chemical
Plumbing
Racing
Railroad
Recreational Vehicles
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating
Trucking and Off-Road

Intended Application

Axles
Transmissions
Engines
Gears
Drive Components
Piston Forging
Drill Bits
Cutter Heads
Elbows
Jet Heads
Valve Bodies
Wing Nuts
Fixtures
Valves Fittings
Pumps / Compressors
Hose Hangers
Connectors
Couplings
Levers
Cushioning Components
Screws
Plates
Brackets

EfficiencySix Sigma Certified Black Belts
Focused Continuous Improvement
Lean Manufacturing
Industry StandardsISO/TS 16949:2002
Forging Industry Association (FIA)
File FormatsPro/Engineer
Pro/Manufacture
Simufact
AutoCAD

Custom Press Forging Services

In addition to our hammer forging capabilities, Milwaukee Forge offers steel press forging services, appropriate for a number of applications across many industries. We produce customer specified parts from carbon and alloy steels using closed impression dies, at temperatures of 2100 to 2300 °F.

Possible part dimensions up to 18” in length, and up to 13” in diameter, with allowable forging weights of 2 to 100 lbs. We have 1300 ton, 2500 ton, and 4000 ton press capacity, and can hold tight tolerances of ±0.030”. Our secondary process options include heat treating such as normalizing, annealing, and quenching; machining and cleaning are also available. This process is suited for larger volume production where tighter tolerances are desired.

We conduct a barrage of testing and inspections to ensure the accuracy and quality of our materials and finished products, such as metallurgical, tensile and yield tests, as well as magnetic particle, dimensional, and grain flow analysis inspections.

After 100 years of business, we have developed an ever-improving quality assurance process with QC metrics that allow us to maintain high customer satisfaction and a reputation for excellence. We go above and beyond for our customers, offering other value added services including engineering, design, and customer inventory solutions. For more about our steel press forging capabilities, or our other services, please see the table below or contact us directly.



Custom Press Forging Capabilities

Production MethodPress
DiesClosed Impression
Secondary Forging ProcessesHeat Treating
Machining
Cleaning
Heat TreatingNormalizing
Annealing
Quenching
Tempering
MaterialsCarbon Steel
Alloy Steel
Hot Forging Temperature2100 to 2300 °F
Press Capacity1300 tons
2500 tons
4000 tons
Forging Weight2 to 100 lbs
Forging LengthUp to 18 in
Forging Width / DiameterUp to 14 in
Tolerance± 0.010 in
InspectionHot (In Process)
Cold (After Process)
Dimensional Grain Flow Analysis
Magnetic Particle
TestingMetallurgical
Tensile
Yield
Elongation
Quality

Quality Assurance Department
Quality Control Metrics
Value Analysis
EDI
Bar Codin

Additional Services Provided

Conveyor Cooling
Die Design & Manufacturing
Engineering
Metallurgical Services
Abundant Steel Availability

Production VolumeShort to Medium Volume
25 to 10,000 pieces
Lead Time

Shortest in the Industry
Order Flexibility
Rush Orders
Last Minute Scheduling Changes
Past Invoice Inquiries
Customer Inventory Solution

Additional Information

Industry FocusAgriculture
Aerospace
Construction
Contract Machining & Custom Gearing
Defense
Industrial Power Equipment
Medical
Mining
Ordinance / Military
Petro Chemical
Plumbing
Racing
Railroad
Recreational Vehicles
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating
Trucking and Off-Road
Intended Application

Axles
Transmissions
Engines
Gears
Drive Components
Piston Forging
Drill Bits
Cutter Heads
Elbows
Jet Heads
Valve Bodies
Wing Nuts
Fixtures
Valves Fittings
Pumps / Compressors
Hose Hangers
Connectors
Couplings
Levers
Cushioning Components
Screws
Plates
Brackets

EfficiencySix Sigma Certified Black Belts
Focused Continuous Improvement
Lean Manufacturing
Industry StandardsISO/TS 16949:2002
Forging Industry Association (FIA)
File FormatsPro/Engineer
Pro/Manufacture
Simufact
AutoCAD