Open Die Vs Closed Die Forging

The two types of die forging, open and closed, offer different advantages for forging metal. First, you need to understand the difference in the two processes and what the benefits are to the variations. This will help you to decide which process is best for what you are looking to achieve.   

Open die forging, also known as free forging, deforms and then shapes a piece of metal between multiple dies without enclosing the metal entirely. The dies hammer and stamp the metal using a series of movements until it reaches its desired form.