• Closed Die Forging: Advanced Wear-Resistant Solutions

Closed die forging

Closed die forging, also known as impression die forging, involves compressing a piece of metal under high pressure between two moulds that enclose the material. This process is typically used for intricate designs and high-volume production of components that require high precision, such as gears, crankshafts, and connecting rods. The intense pressure and repeated impacts in closed die forging lead to significant wear on the dies. Key wear issues include thermal fatigue, which causes cracks from repeated heating and cooling cycles; mechanical wear from the contact and friction of the metal; and erosion from metal flow.

Our Solutions for Enhancing Wear Resistance

Welding Alloys provides a range of solutions designed to extend the life and functionality of dies used in closed die forging by addressing the specific wear challenges.

We manufacture a range of cored wires dedicated to forging applications, which include:

  • Cobalt Based Alloys: STELLOY 6-G, known for its resistance to thermal fatigue and abrasive wear, maintains performance under extreme conditions.
  • Tool Steels: HARDFACE 55Cr provides outstanding resistance to hot oxidation and is advantageous for intricate impressions where toughness is required.

In addition to consumables, we provide automated welding machines and engineered wear services (Integra) to facilitate efficient maintenance and repair, significantly reducing downtime and extending the service life of forging equipment.

Why Choose Welding Alloys?

Choosing Welding Alloys means partnering with a leader in the development and supply of specialised welding products and solutions with over 50 years of experience. Our commitment to innovation and quality ensures that we provide not only products but also support and expertise to tackle the most challenging wear issues in the forging industry.

  • Innovative and Custom Solutions: We continually develop products for the forging industry, enhancing part performance and reducing ownership costs.
  • Global Presence and Expertise: With over 50 years of experience and a presence in over 150 countries, we have the global reach and expertise to support your operations wherever they are located. Our R&D teams based across America, Europe and Asia are ready to assist you in finding the right wear solution for your ring rolling equipment.
  • Commitment to Sustainability: We are dedicated to minimising environmental impact through advanced manufacturing and emission-reducing products.

By integrating our advanced consumables, automated equipment, and expert services, Welding Alloys stands out as the complete solutions provider for overcoming the wear challenges in closed die forging.


By collaborating with customers, our globally positioned teams ensure the selection of an optimum range of high-quality services, products, and solutions that meet or exceed their specifications.

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