Greg Sewell Forgings employs a wide range of metalworking processes to deliver the most ideal components for your particular application. From hot forging, forged fabrication, CNC machining to testing, we offer solutions to your industrial problems.
Specifically, GS Forgings utilises a number of manufacturing processes to produce parts, including;
Closed-Die Hammer Forging
Our closed-die forging produces shapes from malleable steel materials using dies and mechanical, hydraulic or drop hammers.
Horizontal Upset Forging
We have 10 upsetting forging machines which are capable of deforming metal under great pressure into high strength components.
Heat treatments include, annealing, case hardening, precipitation strengthening, tempering, carburising, normalising and quenching.
Our precision machining expertise enables us to create production processes to consistently deliver high-quality finished components.
Greg Sewell Forgings is able to perform mechanical and physical inspection and testing. We’re accredited to AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008.
Hot & Cold Bending
Greg Sewell Forgings hot bending capability includes hot and cold bending of bar including reo bar, plates, custom and angle brackets.
Our fabrication services include welding, pressing, bending, cutting, punching, shotblasting, drilling, tapping, threading & machining.
Our extensive experience enables us to provide specialist advice and help refine processes to create higher quality products. An example of this includes parts that have been previously fabricated from multiple parts utilising welding and forge-welding techniques, often of different material grades.
We’ve been able to propose solutions in such examples, of a forged integral part – which involves no welding. This ensures the part is made from an even material grade, and benefits from all the advantages of forging, with no weak weld points or inconsistencies.
Similarly, by combining a forged part with CNC refining, a product is able to meet extremely strict tolerances while being as resistant as possible to fatigue and stress, resulting in the most durable part possible.
What are the Advantages of Forging?
Forging vs CNC
Two very different processes, forging and CNC machining are actually very complementary. By manufacturing an initial part through hot forging, grain structure and flow is preserved – resulting in a very strong component. The part can then be further refined to precise tolerances through CNC machining.
The end result is a part that is very strong, flexible and durable and within incredibly tight specifications. By utilising a range of techniques, we can also create complex parts in low volume, single runs or set up tooling and processes to facilitate high volume continuous production.
Forging and Solutions for Industry
From mining shutdowns, agricultural applications and specific, discreet defence manufacturing to historical bridge revival, GS Forgings serves a diverse range of industry in Australia and Internationally.
All of our components and tooling are designed, machined and manufactured in-house, giving us the ability to quickly and efficiently meet the needs of any industry or application. We’re highly experienced in producing components from hot forged, cold forged and machined steel, with the capabilities to machine and roll threads of all diameters to customer specifications.