Have you considered the differences between forging and machining?
According to LinkedIn:
“Forging and machining is mainly metalworking processes, when to forge and when to machine? It is real question for HVAC service technician. Here’s you can review the guide below for a better idea of choosing right process for your cooling system like air conditioner and condenser coils unit.
What is forging?
“In simply terms, forging is the process of forming and shaping metals through the use of hammering, pressing or rolling including the open die and rolled ring forging process.
What is machining?
“As like wikipedia said a piece of raw material is cut into a desired final shape and size by a controlled material-removal process. collectively known as subtractive manufacturing,In processing it can’t change raw material properties itself except shape.
“To keep grain flow intact.
“As we know during machining, grain ends are exposed and metal parts are more susceptible to weakening and cracking. Forging process provide refined grains replacement for previous metal grain structure which has been broken in process. And keep the grain flow intact.
To improve part integrity
“Forging is eliminating material structural voids which can weaken metal parts. It provide a level of uniformity to improve metal parts performance.
For material saving
“Take open-die forging for example, your metal parts is sharped by the dies, which can help you reduce waste and material cost, when you machining a product from bar, the Conor stock is lost, you are still required to pay for excess material.
When to forge, when to machine?
“When air conditioner service technician must select a process for production of a critical metal component like brass fittings (flaring nuts, union, Tee, etc), he will face an enormous possible alternatives including machining.
“In fact, forging is often the optimum process, in terms of both part quality and cost, especially in demanding industrial application like maximum strength, durability, custom sizes and critical performance, forging is likely better suited to your needs.”