An alternative in aluminium
Hydro's aluminium forging material FOBS™/® is an alternative to coiled cast forging stock. It is an extruded aluminium product that can be cold drawn to reduce the number of required forging steps and handling operations, and to improve recovery and reduce manufacturing costs at forging companies.
Hydro offers a complete range of aluminium alloys including high-strength alloys that reach mild steel properties. We supply tight tolerances: +0/-1% (with a minimum of 0,1mm) on the extruded product, and +/-0,03 mm for OD<15mm; +/- 0,05mm when OD>15mm by adding a drawing step. We also service customers who specify material without charge weld areas.
You can also read this product sheet in the following languages:
Aluminium ingot is heated and pressed through shaping tools, to make profiles for various products. Aluminium is increasingly taking over from copper as preferred metal for tubing in heat exchangers and air conditioners. There is no end to what shapes aluminium end products can take.
FOBS - forging stock
Your message has been sent