What is the difference between casting and forging?

10 9 月, 2020
  • Casting is the process where metal is heated until molten. While in the molten or liquid state it is poured into a mold or vessel to create the desired shape.
    Material- stainless steel, aluminum, zinc
    The advantages of casting:
    -Complicated shape
    -Low cost of mold, production, and machining
    -High quantity
    The disadvantages of casting:
    -High weight
    -Weak structure
    -Low strength


  • Forging is the application of thermal and mechanical energy to steel billets or ingots to cause the material to change shape while in a solid state.
    Material- stainless steel, aluminum, brass, magnesium
    The advantages of forging:
    -Low weight
    -Strong structure
    -High strength
    -High precision
    The disadvantages of forging:
    -Simple shape
    -High cost of mold, production, and machining

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