HyForge™ - High-quality forging material from Hydro
Forged aluminium is ideal when your component requires both performance and safety, and light weight for energy efficiency.
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 warranted low carbon footprint according to the Hydro 4.0™ certificate. Hydro 4.0™ sets a new standard of carbon footprint in production of aluminium.
- Wheel suspension parts
- Drive train parts
- Brake systems
- Pneumatic / hydraulic systems
- Bicycles, motorbike parts
- High quality surface
- No inverse segregation zone
- Uniform grain size distribution
- Isotropic properties
- No further process steps necessary
- All commonly used 6xxx alloys available
- Other alloys on request
- Surface roughness Rz < 15µm
- Round bars 80-130mm diameter
- 7m lengths or otherwise agreed