A large part of brass metal components is made using forging process.
Forging is when a manufacturing process involves the shaping of a metal through hammering, pressing, or rolling. These compressive forces are delivered with a hammer or die. Forging is often categorized according to the temperature at which it is performed-cold, warm, or hot forging.
The process begins with the cutting of the brass bars to the length of the product being made. It is then heated to achieve permeability and then pressed in between dies at high pressure. Cooling then follows after which the flash is trimmed and machining of the forging blank done to finish the product.
Different type of forgings for Brass-
• Drop forging
• Open-die forging
• Closed-die forging
• Press forging
• Precision forging
Some typical forged or formed brass components
• Plumbing fittings for many types of fluids especially water faucets and taps
• Components used in outdoor environments such as metal fitting on boats and vehicles
• Knobs, handles and many “hand-touch” items that require antimicrobial properties
• Bushings and bearings where the “self-lubricating” properties of a copper-based alloy are an advantage