In this blog post, we’re going to look at three distinct types of exotic alloys and how they’re used in the world of alloy rolled ring forging.
This is a nickel/chromium/iron/molybdenum alloy which is both resistant to oxidation and elevated temperatures. It is easy to fabricate and offers good ductility after extended exposures to temperatures up to 1600 degrees Fahrenheit (870 degrees Celsius) for 16,000 hours.
Rolled ring forging is a process that works with several different materials, all with their own advantages.
For example, aluminum forgings are useful in applications requiring light weight metals. Titanium is known for its strength and resistance to heat and corrosion. You’ll find these same qualities when working with stainless steel, and see them magnified after forging.
Rolled ring forging is a process that starts with a circular metal preform that has been pierced to form a doughnut shape. The ring is heated and rotated to reduce its wall thickness and increase its diameter.
Seamless forged rings are created through a process called ring rolling, which uses a machine called a rolling mill. The rolling mill can generate rings of a range of diameters and weights.
The process starts with a circular metal piece that is pierced to form a doughnut-shaped component. After this ring is formed, it’s heated to recrystallization temperature. From there it’s placed on an idler roll and moves towards a drive roll. This step causes the ring to rotate and increases their diameter and the wall thickness of the rolling rings.
Rolled ring forging is used in a number of sectors, from the nuclear industry to machine shops to pharmaceutical companies.
Rolled ring forging is a process that begins with a circular preform of metal that has already been pierced to make a hollow “doughnut” shape. This ring is heated, then rotate to reduce its wall thickness and increasing the diameters of the resulting ring.
Specialty Ring Products was the proud recipient of the 2011 SKF Best Supplier for the Americas Award at the SKF Supplier Day in Shanghai, China on September 12, 2012.
SKF Group is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training.
The Fox Business News program Manufacturing Marvels will feature Specialty Ring Products on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 9:30 PM EDT. The segment will highlight SRP’s forging and machining capabilities and how our devotion to product quality and customer service have made us an invaluable partner to the aerospace, defense and bearing industries.
Manufacturing Marvels is a series that spotlights American manufacturers, their products, and the companies’ processes and customers. Nationally acclaimed John Criswell, a CBS and ABC news anchor for over 40 years, narrates the show.
The short program provides viewers an overview of SRP’s expertise, certifications and supplier approvals, and a front row seat to the forging process that manufactures the highest quality forged rolled rings in the industry.
As a new member of the AIA, SRP had the opportunity to meet with leading Aerospace companies and suppliers including conference host, Pratt & Whitney.
Conference speakers and panels presented on the state of the industry, current and future trends affecting the aerospace supply chain, and potential changes to commercial aviation operations. This included a speech by Pratt & Whitney President David P. Hess on the negative impact of sequestration on commercial and military aerospace and the economy in general.
In March of this year SRP received AS9100 Revision C Certification. The certification is a direct reflection of SRP’s ongoing commitment to providing the highest quality forged rings, precision-machined products and processes.
AS9100 is a standardized quality management system (QMS) for the aerospace industry. Revision C is designed to meet stringent, complex and unique demands of the defense and commercial aerospace industry and provides organizations with a comprehensive QMS focused on areas directly impacting product safety and reliability.
To achieve this certification, the entire organization was trained on the requirements and processes of the standard and underwent a rigorous evaluation SRP’s production and quality assurance processes.