Forging

Magnesium alloys have been successfully forged for nearly 100 years. As with any narrow freezing range metal, accurate thermal control and management are a critical prerequisite. Below you will find a photo of a hybrid forge extrude process for wheels, as well as a few numerical simulations of magnesium wheel forging process.

 

ZK30 warm extrude forged motorcycle wheel
Above is a photo of the feed stock ZK30 magnesium and the resulting extrude forged wheel.
WE43 Forged and CNC Magnesium motorcycle piston.
This is a numerical simulation showing warm forging of ZK30 Magnesium.
Forging temperature ZK30 Magnesium wheel.
Forging strain warm forging ZK30 wheel.