Why Brass (Copper & Aluminum) Forging?

  • More economical for higher production runs
  • Greater Strength / lower weight
  • Reduced Machining Operations
  • Lower Tooling Costs to Casting

Brass is an alloy of Copper and Zinc and it is said to have been discovered in the Black Sea area of the world around the end of the first century. The Roman Empire used brass to make coins.  From that time forward the flexibility of this metal has been utilized throughout the world in multiple applications.  For many centuries brass components were cast, but over time it was determined there are significant advantages to using the forging process rather than the casting process.

The advantages of Forging include:

  • Forging provides higher production rates over casting.
  • There is greater material strength in forged parts due to the total absence of porosity. Forging improves the mechanical properties, because of the closeness of the grain flow.
  • The absence of porosity and inclusions also significantly reduce scrap.
  • The ductility of brass at forging temperatures allows for the easier formation of complex components; further the use of vertical and horizontal sub-presses enhances the application of multiple cores.
  • The superior surface finish produced from forging over casting, means that grinding or sanding is not required before polishing; therefore it is easier to apply wide range of finishes.
  • The closer tolerances and net shape accuracy provided by Forging reduce machining operations.
  • Substantial material savings are generated due to the coring process along with the reduction in flash.
  • Longer machine tool life is experienced due to the absence of the inclusions seen in sand casting.
  • Lower Forge tooling costs over casting tooling.
  • Many cast parts can be easily converted to forged parts

Today uses for Brass is almost unlimited and industries that choose the benefits of forging:

  • Automotive Industry
  • Building Hardware
  • Plumbing
  • Fire Fighting and emergency response
  • Military
  • Solenoid Valves
  • Electrical Electronics
  • HVAC
  • Hydraulic Fittings
  • Medical Appliances.

Contact us for a quote on your Brass Forging needs cmcoffice@bellnet.ca.

CMC Forgings
2105 Midland Ave
Scarborough, ON
M1P 3E3

Phone 416-298-2055
Email Mohd Beg
Email Franco Segreto