Forging Presses

Besides hammers, presses are another compressive force instruments, used in the closed-die forging manufacturing process. The material  is “squeezed” between two dies and deformed by the movement of the ram. The main deference between hammers and presses consists in the way how the ram moves. Hammers deform the workpiece through repetitive strokes - from two to several tens, according to the size of the hammer.

The activity of a closed-die forging press ram is typically characterised by:
- one stroke, in some cases 2, to fill the die
- a lower ram velocity:
     2 to 50 mm/sec for a hydraulic press
     200 to 300 mm/sec for a mechanical press
    500 to 600 mm/sec for a screw press: as its velocity is higher, the screw press is an intermediate tool between hammer and conventional   presses.

Thanks to the fact that the applied force can be measured and recorded, press forging ensures excellent traceability and repeatability of the production which is more difficult to achieve with drop forging hammers.

The different types of forging presses have different applications:

  • Hydraulic presses are used particularly for the manufacture of aluminium components, and heavy steel or titanium components. The biggest press in the world for closed-die forging has a nominal strength of 100 000 metric tons, in France - 65000 metric tons. 
  • Mechanical presses are used for large series production - usually 10 to 30 000 pieces per month. They are suitable to any material, bur are preferably assigned the manufacture of automotive or truck steel components.
  • Screw presses are used for medium series production.


Setforge works with hydraulic, mechanical and screw presses. All of them deliver an excellent degree of mechanical and orientation integrity.

Our Expertise: 


Mechanical Presses at Setforge Gauvin

Global Manufacturing

Setforge Electroforge - screw presses

Setforge Estamfor - hammers, screw and mechanical presses

Setforge L'Horme - big hammers, mechanical press of 4500T

Setforge La Clayette - hammers, screw and hydraulic presses

Setforge Gauvin - mechanical presses

Setforge Extrusion - hydraulic presses

BDI - screw presses

Technical Characteristics

aluminum alloys
carbon steel
microalloyed steel
precipitation hardening steel (15-5PH, 17-4 PH)
stainless steel
Ni-base alloys
titanium alloys


press hot forged components - from 0,1 to 40 kg
press warm forged components - from 0,2 to 5 kg
max. length - 550 mm



The choice of the forging press depends on the type of the desired product (morphology and material) and of the rates of production:

  Hydraulic press Mechanical press Screw press
Power range ~ 1 000T to 10 000T ~ 300T to 16 000T ~ 500T to 18 000T


Forging rate Slow High Average / high


Size of production batches

Small batches
Bigger batches on
small parts

High quantities Average and high quantities


Forging speed Average, but adjustable and programable Fast, but without impact Very high, but with an average impact


Adaptability to shape Good Good Average


Adaptability to Material Very good (all kind of material) Steel (acceptable for small aluminium parts) Good (excellent for titanium alloys and small parts)


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