Closed Die Forging

Closed die forging (also referred to as impression die forging) is a metal deformation process that uses pressure to compress a piece of metal to fill an enclosed die impression. In some closed die forging processes, a succession of impression dies are used to modify the shape of the material into the final desired shape and form. The type of material, tightness of tolerances and need for heat treatment can determine the number of passes the product requires through the dies.