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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.

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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.

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Application areas

  • Wheel suspension parts
  • Drive train parts
  • Brake systems
  • Pneumatic / hydraulic systems
  • Bicycles, motorbike parts

Key features

  • High quality surface
  • No inverse segregation zone
  • Uniform grain size distribution
  • Isotropic properties
  • No further process steps necessary
  • Ready-to-use

Product details

  • All commonly used 6xxx alloys available
  • Other alloys on request
  • Surface roughness Rz < 15µm
  • Round bars 80-130mm diameter
  • 7m lengths or otherwise agreed