Electrical Upsetting

Electrical upsetting deforms the material by applying electric current through conduction or induction, followed by stamping to obtain the desired shape. The workpiece is held against an anvil and clamped between two-part jaws. A high-density electric current at very low voltage flows between the jaws and the anvil plate and heats the exposed portion. The desired shape is upset via the axially applied pressure.

Electrical Upset Wheel Shaft

This is the only manufacturing process allowing a wide variation of the original diameter of the billet and thus, the production of wheel shafts (the wheel diameter is up to 5 or 6 times the shaft section).

Setforge Electroforge is Farinia forging division, specialized in electrical upsetting. We use electrical upsetting to produce preforms which are heat forged on a dedicated screw press. The dedicated screw press has a frame design with a hollow bolster on the bottom side of the press, allowing upsetting of long wheel shafts.



Setforge Engineering has developed a specific software to simulate the electrical upsetting process. 

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Technical Characteristics


structural steels
free-cutting steels
stainless steels
titanium alloys
molybdenum alloys
nickel/cobalt alloys


Spectrum of Components:

A wide range of components for the automotive, aerospace, agriculture, energy and off-highway industries as:


wheel shafts
tubes with flanges
stepped shafts


Electrical Upset Components

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