What Are the Differences Between Casting and Forging?

Last Updated on October 13, 2023 by assistant

If you are considering starting a new product development project for mass production, forging and casting would be good choices for you. You may have no idea which one is more suitable for your project. Now, let’s see the difference between casting and forging.

Casting and Forging

What are casting and forging?

Through casting, metals will melt into the liquid state. Then, it will be put into a “container”(usually a die). After cooling down, the molten metals will be formed into the components with your desired specification and type. When this step is finished, the manual workers will do the surface treatment on these casting components according to your specifications.

At the same time, forging just melts the metals into the liquid state by thermal energy. The workers will then forge the metal parts with the hammer. There are two main ways to get forging components: hot and cold forging.

The difference between casting and forging:

(1) Compared to forging, casting can create metal components of a more intricate structure.

(2) It takes less time for secondary machining if you choose to cast;

(3) If you choose to forge, the cost will be more economical because of less manual cost;

(4) The forged components are more solid and repeatable;

The applications of casting and forging:

Both of them the industries of automotive, aerospace, medical, etc.

Casting: bushings, bearings, cams, crankcases, etc.

Forging: gears, shafts, yokes, levers, etc.

Now, can you tell the difference between them? If you are still not clear about it, you can contact the Ruitai team for more details. We would like to give you a complete guide for you and you can send an e-mail to us: emily@szrtmj.com