• Enhance Open Die Forging with Superior Wear Solutions

Open die forging

Open die forging, a critical process in the manufacturing industry, involves shaping heated metal between multiple dies that do not enclose the material completely. This method is used particularly for large or simple parts, including shafts, rings, and hollow cylinders. During the forging process, the metal is repeatedly struck and manipulated, exposing the forging dies to significant wear and tear. The primary types of wear that occur in open die forging include mechanical and thermal fatigue, abrasion, and high-temperature corrosion. These factors contribute to the degradation of dies and other critical components, affecting their performance and lifespan.

Our Solutions for Enhancing Wear Resistance

At Welding Alloys, we offer a range of innovative solutions designed to combat the wear issues prevalent in open die forging. Our portfolio includes advanced cored wires tailored to enhance the wear resistance of parts. These consumables are engineered to withstand various wear mechanisms such as thermal fatigue, mechanical stress, and corrosion, ensuring enhanced durability and functionality.

Our range of cored wires dedicated to forging applications includes:

  • Nickel Based Alloys: Products like STELLOY NI520-G provide excellent resistance to thermal shock and high-temperature corrosion.
  • Cobalt Based Alloys: Alloys such as STELLOY 21-LD offer superior high-temperature strength and resistance to wear, ideal for the challenging conditions of open die forging.

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 continuously develop products that address the specific needs of the forging industry, improving part performance and reducing ownership costs. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 a complete solutions provider for overcoming the wear challenges in open 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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