Interplex leads the industry in design, rapid prototyping, optimization and high-volume production for precision forged products used in a wide range of industries including automotive, imaging & printing, datacom & telecom and industrial, just to name a few.
Not only are we a globally recognized expert in the advanced usage of precision cold forging processes across many end applications, we are also a pioneer in the development of innovative hot forging processes to handle complex geometries.
Cold forging is an impact forming process that plastically deforms a piece of raw material, under high compressive force, between a punch and a die using suitable equipment such as a press under ambient temperature.
Interplex’s cold forging capabilities bring together many decades of engineering experience in innovative product design with the most advanced impact forming processes and production facilities. This gives our valued customers the best-fit solution to their unique requirements, while improving product strength and maintaining cost efficiency.
From the initial design concept by expert engineers in our state-of-the-art R&D center to full production ramp-up, our in-house capabilities not only encompass designing forged parts, but a complete manufacturing process, providing customers with highly efficient turnkey solutions to meet their stringent requirements.
As cold forging quickly produces a net-shaped product from raw material (such as wire coil or billets), there is little to no material wasted, and high production rates of up to 20 times faster than traditional machining can be achieved. This high-compression forming process also results in significantly higher product strength by displacing raw material grain structures and reforming them to minimize any weak points in the finished part.
Types of Applications
- Torsion bars
- Valve rotators
Steels and Alloys Used
- Carbon Steel
- Stainless Steel
- Horizontal presses
- Vertical presses
- Mechanical and hydraulic presses
- Tonnage ratings range from 110 tons to 630 tons
Interplex has developed an innovative method of warm forming (~400°C) that enables the forging of a range of complex product geometries while still maintaining the precision tolerances normally associated with cold forging.
Based on years of experience in the product design and cold forging process arena, this specialized capability significantly expands the range of product design and production alternatives that we can offer to our valued customers.