Grain Flow During Metalworking: Why It’s Important for Forging
Forging is as much a skill as it is an art. For more than 6,000 years, forging techniques have evolved with one key goal in mind: to advance what forged components can do. Let’s explore why grain flow is an important part of the forging process and how CanForge utilizes this to ensure reliable and superior quality in our forged products.
Quality Testing at CanForge
While forging has low rejection rates, occasionally there can be defects that affect the overall integrity of the product. As part of our quality testing process, we inspect our forgings to identify any imperfections.
Forging Now vs a Century Ago: What’s Changed Since Then
At CanForge, we are part of this history of change. Our company was established when three Welland-based companies merged in 1912. In these early days, CanForge produced forgings for the automobile industry, agricultural applications, and infrastructure including bridges and locomotives.
ISO 9001:2015: What It Is and How It Can Benefit You
CanForge is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, an accreditation that demonstrates our commitment to our customers. This international certification helps us provide superior products you can depend on for any application.
What is Steel & What are the Differences Between Alloy, Stainless & Carbon Steel
Forging is as much about using the right materials as it is knowing how to shape them. At CanForge, we use a variety of different grades of steel for our forged components; however, not all steel is the same.
Supporting Sustainable Power and Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
Over the last century, we’ve watched our technology evolve at an unprecedented pace. To meet the demands of these new advancements, our world is shifting to more sustainable sources of energy that are clean, safe and reliable.
Mining and the Importance of Reliable Forged Parts
Almost everything we depend on in our daily lives is made possible because of the mining industry. For as much as we rely on this industry, mining relies on dependable equipment to keep its operations running efficiently.
Cast Metal vs Forged Metal
At CanForge, we're frequently asked about quotes for casting metal components. There’s a common misconception that casting and forging are similar processes that yield the same results. This assumption can lead to costly errors because there are significant differences in how cast versus forged parts should be used.
Forged Parts to Keep Transportation Moving Forward
CanForge is honoured to be part of a legacy built from fire and metal. The history of forging is as rich in tradition as it is in innovation. A highly skilled craft, forging shapes our world and changes the possibilities of where we can go.
Small Batch Production with Big Results
True innovation requires time and experimentation. Great innovators like entrepreneur Steve Jobs, to NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, have expanded the possibilities of what technology can do.