PROCESS & CAPABILITY
Process & Capability
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, network servers, industrial, consumer and other applications.
Interplex is a globally recognized expert in the advanced usage of precision cold forging processes across many applications and also has been a pioneer in the development of innovative hot forging processes to handle complex geometries.
The Cold Forging process is an impact forming process that deforms a piece of raw material plastically, 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 advanced product design with the most advanced impact forming processes and production facilities. This gives each of our customers a best-fit to their unique requirements while improving product strength and lowering costs.
From the initial design concept by expert engineers in our state-of-the-art R&D center to full production ramp-up, Interplex has the capability to design not just a forged part, but a complete manufacturing process; providing the customer with a highly efficient turn-key solution to meet their needs.
Because 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 twenty times faster than traditional machining. 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
- Valve Rotators
- Torsion Bars
Types of Steels and Alloys:
- Carbon Steel
- Stainless Steel
Types of Presses Employed
- Mechanical and Hydraulic
- Ranging from 110 tons to 630 tons
Interplex has developed an innovative method of warm forming (~400 degrees celsius) that allows us to forge a range of complex product geometries while still maintaining precision tolerances that are 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 customers.