After an order is placed, samples are produced for customer approval. QCMI guarantees that the final order will match or exceed the quality of the approved sample.
Our overseas staff includes a variety of experienced mechanical engineers, quality control personnel, and project managers. These workers are on site at the manufacturing facility to oversee production, making sure the final products meet all client specifications.
Many of our forging customers take advantage of the quality inspection and control processes we offer. If requested, we can also organize third-party quality inspection. All our manufacturing partners are ISO 9001 certified.
QCMI manages all aspects of the shipping process, including insurance and clearing U.S. Customs.
Forging Manufacturing Process
Forging is a manufacturing process that uses compressive forces such as hammering, pressing, and rolling to shape metal. The compressive forces are performed by a hammer or die.
Forging is usually classified by the temperature it is performed at. Cold forging shapes the metal below its recrystallization temperature and is typically performed at ambient conditions. Hot forging is done at high temperatures above the metal’s recrystallization point, which generally allows faster and more precise shaping.
The forging process facilitates the mass production of parts with superb mechanical properties while minimizing process waste. Compared to competitive processes such as casting and machining, forged parts feature superior mechanical strength.
Forged parts are used in many industries including:
- Consumer goods/equipment
- Medical devices
- Ship building
There are many different forging techniques, each with their own advantages.
QCMI can help you source a broad range of forging processes and related services, such as:
- Processes: Drop forging, open-die forging, closed-die forging, hot and roll forging, press forging, impression die forging
- Materials: Stainless steels, carbon steels, tool steel, aluminum, custom/specialty materials
- Heat treatments: Annealing, normalizing, tempering, nitriding, carbon nitriding, carburizing, induction hardening
- Machining: CNC, drilling/boring, tapping, grinding, lathing/turning, milling
- Surface treatments: Anodizing, coating, CVD/PVD plating, plating, phosphate
- Quality inspections: Hardness, impact, MT, spectrometer, tensile strength, ultrasonic, third-party inspections (upon request)
Production volumes depend on the specifics of your project. Each project is reviewed and quoted based on the minimum shipment quantity required. Lead times are usually within 30 days, though final lead times may vary based on shipping times.
Work with QCMI
QCMI provides our customers with high quality forged parts manufactured at one of our overseas partners. Cost-effective pricing from an optimal partner is guaranteed due to our extensive network of manufacturers. Many of our customers find our quotes to be unmatched in the industry.
The quality of our products is guaranteed by on-site overseas staff that monitors the manufacturing process. We also offer post-forging quality inspections to prove the quality of our products. Our network can accommodate a broad variety of industry standards, such as:
For more information on our capabilities and our global network of contract manufacturers, please contact us or request a quote.