Effective, efficient, high-quality and sustainable: the cold forging qualities make this technique the ideal choice from many points of view, particularly in terms of price-quality ratio and in terms of environmental awareness. But let’s go with order. First of all, what is cold forging?
Cold forging is a well-experienced production process that not only allows efficiency and good quality at moderate cost, but also guarantees low carbon emissions. This production process involves the deformation of the metal into different geometric shapes through power and without the use of heat. Metal is processed by a machine called progressive heeders and shaped by means of molds: the application of a strong pressure allows to gradually give the material the desired shape, until the desired result is obtained. The piece is then finished by rolling and tapping to obtain the final product.
Why is cold forging sustainable?
Environmental sustainability is a very important issue and, especially in recent years, more and more companies feel the urge not only to change their production processes making them more "green", but also to review their supply chain: in short, for those companies who really want to limit their impact on the environment, it is no longer enough to adopt virtuous behaviors within their production facilities, but they must also do everything possible to ensure that the whole supply chain and the products used follow the same philosophy.
Choosing parts made through the cold forging technique is a fundamental step in the direction of environmentally sustainable production: not only because - as the name itself says - it is not necessary to use heat for the production, but also because there is no waste of raw materials. The initial volume of material used almost always corresponds to the final volume of the piece, which is made by deformation of the raw material. F.lli Mauri Spa 100% recycles even the very small scrap obtained during the production.
Cold forging: production advantages
Eco-friendly and efficient. The cold forging technique has several other advantages that make it the ideal choice for different applications:
- The reduction of costs: the reduced energy needs and the absence of scraps in the use of raw material help to limit the production costs.
- The speed: the simplest parts can be produced at a speed of 300pcs/minute with the cold forging technique. The more complex parts clearly require a longer time, but still highly performing, even up to 200pcs/minute.
- Resistance and durability: the cold forging maximize the metallurgic properties of each single piece. Priority is given to resistance and durability of the product, thus ensuring its structural completeness.
- Large-scale production: the high production speed of the cold forging enables the production of hundreds of millions of pieces per year. That’s why it is the perfect choice in efficient large-scale production management and allows to meet needs even in periods of high demand.
Mauri’s ecological choice
As for the environmental impact, the high-performance characteristics of the cold forging technique are amplified by Mauri’s production choices. 100% of our plants in Italy are powered by renewable energy and the relocation of production chains will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of our production. Choosing Mauri as your partner means both maximizing the quality of your products and sourcing them in a sustainable and reliable way.