Hybrid Forging: Advances in Open Die and Closed Die Forging for the Gear Industry

Recorded On: 12/07/2017


With the recent and rapid uptick in the need for gearing components, companies are turning to their suppliers demanding faster turnaround and better quality…all at a reduced cost in order to give them the leg up over their competition and make their businesses more productive and profitable.

Due to computer-aided design, close customer collaboration, enhanced forging equipment and creative forging techniques, advanced forging companies have been able to combine the advantages of open die forging with the near-net shape capability of closed die forging to tailor a forging process that optimizes time and cost savings. These hybrid open die/closed die designs allow for part flexibility and economic advantages. This means that forged parts of virtually any material or geometry can be manufactured relatively quickly and economically.

This webinar intends to demonstrate how, using the advantages of open die forging combined with the near-net shape capability of closed die forging, the forging process can be tailored to optimize time and cost savings for the gearing industry. 


Upon completion of this webinar, you will:

  • Understand the principles of the open die forging process
  • Identify forging and economic advantages
  • Recognize areas of opportunity in which hybrid forging can save money


Manufacturing, product, and design engineers, as well as R&D specialists

You will have 30 days to view this webinar. 

Jeremy Copley

Forging Development Team

Jeremy Copley has been with Scot Forge for 17 years; 13 of which he spent in the Forge Department working as a Blacksmith. Recently, he has transitioned to the Forging Development Team, where he pushes the envelope of forging design using 3D forging simulation software to prove out concepts. His experience both with engineering and manufacturing allows him to better communicate and collaborate with customers on their forging needs.

Kyle Rackers

Senior Metallurgical Engineer

Kyle Rackers is a Senior Metallurgical Engineer at Scot Forge and a graduate of Missouri University Science & Technology (S&T). With more than 10 years of experience working with metals, he is a member of the Forging Industry Association (FIA) Technical Committee and sits on the FIERF Board of Trustees.

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