A forged part may be described as ‘precise’ or ‘near-net shape’, but it’s never finished unless its trimmed or surface-treated, or especially, machined. The scope of machining is itself a vast subject, but from the perspective of forging operations it is a final, value-adding step to the main production process. Whether the forged parts are wheels, gears, turbine blades, or large structural elements, the finish machining has to be reliable and ...

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