More car manufacturers use closed die forging to make parts in for example wheel suspensions. With the new low pressure casting (LPC) technology Hydro can offer a new high-quality forge stock. The main benefit of the LPC technology is that friction which is normally occurring on the ingot surface is eliminated resulting in a very smooth surface of the log. The inverse segregation zone is also eliminated. As a result, there is no need for further process steps like scalping, extrusion or machining. The HyForge™ material can be used directly in the forging process.
HyForge™ is delivered with a certified low carbon footprint according to the Hydro REDUXA 4.0 certificate. Hydro REDUXA 4.0 sets a new standard for carbon footprint in production of aluminium.