The future of forging is being shaped by ever increasing technological advancements.
Alloy development will grant customers greater and more accurate material selection when fitting a material to a specific application. Improved equipment controls will enable forging companies to make more repeatable product with nearer net shapes and higher rates of production.
Simulation will need to increase in accuracy as to optimize the manufacturing processes and predict more characteristics like microstructures and residual stresses. This exciting wave of technical improvement and development will allow the forging industry to remain cost competitive in the high performance metals market.
But it is not merely advancements in technology that define the forging future.
Individuals in the forging industry will need to continue their education and training to keep pace with these developments.
Thus with these technical and professional advancements, this age-old industry is forging an exciting future.