Military Grade Open Die Forging

Somers Forge

Somers Forge has been manufacturing high grade steel products for more than a hundred years. The company specialise in open die forging for industrial applications, casting a range of bespoke parts and spares for the world's navy's, air force's and ground units.

As one of the few open die forgemasters in Europe, the company work with a range of materials including carbon steel, specialised nonferrous and super alloys for military applications.more

Somers Forge has earned a world wide reputation for excellence, intelligently combining advanced technology with traditional forging skills.

  • Military Grade Forging
  • Heat Treatment
  • Machining
  • Die Steels

Military Open Die Forging

Somers Forge uses highly efficient mechanised technologies for both large and small scale military open die forging. The forging process is extremely flexible, enabling equipment to be calibrated accordingly to produce forgings between 1kg and 80 tonnes. This caters for a range of individual military parts, including propulsion components for ships or smaller engine parts.

The manufacturing plant is completely computerised, able to produce perfectly formed open die forgings for a wide variety of applications.

The facility includes a hydraulic press with 4000 tonne draw-down capability, which can forge ingots at a maximum of 80 tonnes. Also included at the facility:

  • 500 and 1200 tonne, 4 column hydraulic press with two manipulators and digital depth control
  • Clear space hammer with manipulator (35 cwt)
  • Clear space hammers (10 cwt and 20 cwt)

Naval Steels

Delivering defense equipment for the UK's Royal Navy, Somers Forge are the forgemasters of choice for marine engineering projects and naval steels. In addition to its forging expertise, the company stocks a wide range of forged bar, billet and bloom steel, which is provided as bar lengths or cut to requirements. Materials are supplied at alloy-steel grade, resistant to corrosion, ballistics and other impacts.

Quality is at the forefront of Somers Forge's manufacturing process and has helped the company sustain its global reputation for superb open die forging. Stringent quality control is in place at every level of the manufacturing process, meeting the standards of the MoD, CAA, CCS, DNV, Lloyds Register of Shipping and BS EN ISO 9001: 2015. In-house equipment is used for both non-destructive and destructive testing, catering for:

  • Die penetrant inspection
  • Magnetic particle inspection
  • Submerged and conventional ultrasonic testing
  • Electronic bend and tensile testing
  • Impact testing

Military Grade Forging

Somers Forge uses advanced heat treatment technology to strengthen its steel and surpass international standards. Treatments are applied to enhance military grade forging, with all furnaces having been tested to Aerospace Standards and API 6A, catering for lengths of up to 23 meters.

In addition, Somers Forge has a range of machining tools for either rough or aesthetic finishes. The machine shop includes a range of equipment for drilling, turning, milling, honing, and vertical and horizontal boring. Further work can be carried out on the steel products, such as welding, re-fitting, shaft straightening, bolt and bearing fitting to accurately meet customer specifications.less


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Somers Forge
Prospect Road
B62 8DZ, Halesowen
United Kingdom

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