Custom Forgings

At Walker Forge, our primary process is closed-die forging, which involves heating special bar quality (SBQ) steel and forging it to shape to meet your custom specifications.

Our in-house metallurgical lab supports our steel forging and heat-treating operations. Experienced metallurgical engineers can analyze chemical and structural composition, verify mechanical properties, and perform detailed component analysis.

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Custom Forging Applications

Closed die forgings are used in applications requiring superior mechanical properties and high structural reliability.  Walker forge can forge custom parts suitable for the following industries: Automotive, agriculture, construction, mining, military, energy, and industrial.

Custom forgings are commonly used for the following products:

  • Engines & Timing Gears
  • Transmissions & Gears
  • Track Components
  • Severe Service Ground Engagement tools
  • Spindles
  • Shafts
  • Drill Cones
  • Jet Arms
  • Flow Line Parts
  • Hammer Unions

Walker Forge Engineering Department

Walker forge utilizes design and simulation software to work collaboratively with our customers and their custom needs. The customer shares a print or 3D model of their part requirement along with a raw material designation or specification.  Then our Engineering department determines an optimized forging design for customer approval.

Forging Process

We specialize in closed die steel forgings, commonly called impression-die forgings, which are produced through a multi-step process. Heated steel is placed in a forging press and compressed in a series of tool steel dies that progressively reflect the mirror image of the desired final shape. Forgings are specified in high-load and high-stress applications for several reasons including:

+Internal consistency (no pockets or voids)

+Superior mechanical properties due to optimized grain flow and refinement

Forging Capabilities:

Maximum part sizes and weights
Carbon Steel
Up to 100 lbs. / 45kg.
Up to 100 in² / 645 cm²
Alloy Steel
Up to 100 lbs. / 45kg.
Up to 100 in² / 645 cm²
Stainless Steel
Up to 70 lbs. / 32 kg.
Up to 75 in² / 484 cm²

Materials We Forge:

Over 1,000 grade and size combinations ordered through approved SBQ mills.

Carbon Steel
1000 Series
1100 Series
1200 Series
1500 Series
Alloy Steel
4000 Series
5000 Series
8000 Series
9000 Series
Stainless Steel
300 Series
400 Series
PH Grades (17.4)

We produce forgings that have excellent dimensional and mechanical consistency part to part and lot to lot. Contact us to meet your custom forging needs. Choose us today for a wide range of sizes and types of forgings, supported by a complete array of value-added services including accredited 17025 metallurgical lab testing, heat treating, and machining.

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Some of the world’s top-performing companies have turned to us for decades with confidence, thanks to an exceptional record of on-time delivery, dependable quality, and all-around easy experience.

  • 13 forging press lines ranging from 850 to 4,000 tons
  • Volumes ranging from a few thousand parts per year up to 750,000 parts per year
  • ISO certified
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