What is Seamless Rolled Ring Forging?

What is Seamless Rolled Ring Forging?

ring rolling schematicIn this blog post, we’ll look at seamless rolled ring forging what it is, what it’s used for, and the industries in which you’ll find it.

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.

Seamless rings are produced using a range of configurations: tall cylinders, smaller parts resembling washers, etc., manufactured using a shaping tool.

Seamless rolled rings are used for:

    • Bearings
    • Clutches
    • Couplings
    • Drives
    • Flanges
    • Gears
    • Glass-lined reactors
    • Machines
    • Robotics
    • Valves

You’ll find them being used in the mining, power generation, and oil industry, as well as by the military. They help power rock crushing equipment, jet engines, windmills and railways.

If you’re interested in learning more about seamless rolled ring forging, Specialty Ring Products can help.

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