Cold Forming Advantages

Cold forming is a high-speed manufacturing process that reduces production cost. Speeds range from 7 pieces per minute (low volume, large press work) to 400 pieces per minute (high volume, header work).

Cold forming processes produces a high quality surface finish and close repetitive tolerances at high speed. With proper engineering and design, the cold forming process allows elimination of costly secondary operations, such as brazing, machining, etc.

The cold forming can also produce intricate contours and shapes that cannot be manufactured with other manufacturing processes.

Advantages of the Cold Forming Process

Many machined components can be re-designed as cold formed components for substantial cost savings.

  1. The cold forming process enables material cost savings up to 70% by avoiding the production of scrap from the machining process.
  2. Product performance is improved over other manufacturing processes as the cold forming process rearranges the grain structure to follow the part configuration. This favorable characteristic eliminates the potential for porosity fatigues, increases over-all strength performance (shear strength, etc.) and reduces risk of other types of material integrity.
  3. Production costs are reduced by the high speed manufacturing process. Speeds range from 50 pieces per minute to 400 pieces per minute on the cold heading process.
  4. Surface finish is improved versus machined surfaces.
  5. Critical and close tolerances can be held versus more expensive machining processes and more important, these tolerances are maintained consistently throughout the production process.
  6. A design freedom is provided whereby more intricate contours and shapes can be derived that would require many different and cost prohibitive machining or secondary processes.

Cost Savings

By replacing machined or cast parts with cold formed parts, we have helped our clients achieve savings of 50% or more.

We are specialists in the custom manufacture of cold formed products. By combining cold forming with various secondary processes, we can manufacture parts in an unlimited range of designs, which offers a total solution to your sourcing needs.