Forging is used in manufacturing processes to create aluminium of the desired shape, strength, and performance properties by applying high pressures – through pressing, pounding or squeezing.
It is typically used for applications where safety or performance are important factors, but a lightweight metal is required. Forging typically requires the metal to be heated, which requires accurate temperature monitoring to prevent damage. With decades of experience within the aluminium industry, AMETEK Land products provide dedicated temperature solutions for forging. The SPOT AL pyrometer delivers high accuracy with a fast response time, protecting metal pieces against damage from overheating.