As one of the largest complete machine shops in the Chicago area we believe it is important to offer our customers a versatile shop that can meet all of their needs. One area we stand out in is our capabilities to handle large machining projects, including open die forging rough and finish machining services.
Open die forging is a process that progressively works the starting stock into the desired shape and as the name implies the metal is not confined laterally by impression dies during forging but rather is worked between flat-faced dies. This forging process is ideal for large metal components as the size capability is only limited by the size of the starting stock. Open die forging can create standard shapes such as round, square, rectangular, and hexagonal bars as well as more complex parts such as contour-formed metal shells.
At Technox Machine our rough machining and finishing machining capabilities allow us to handle open die forging and fabricate big parts for our customers. Additionally, because we provide our services in-house we are able to maintain control over our processes, which gives us the ability to do production runs as well as custom or shorter runs.