Hot Forge & Special Parts

Hot Forge & Special Parts


Forging, a metal deformation operation, is the solution which, by its very nature, allows a saving of metal, a fibering and a lack of breakage initiation adapted to fatigue stresses and standards as well as economically viable production rates
These advantages can be found in three processes:

Stamping, cold stamping and hot stamping

Long used to make all rivets, screws, nails … hot stamping has been supplanted in the standard range of diameter less than 30 mm by cold stamping which allows high rates. It is distinguished from the other two processes by:
• tight tolerances approaching coldstroke
• the vertical position of the slot, which makes the length an adjusting rib
• a tool that is often unique for roughing and finishing the form
• a relatively cheap tooling even for small quantities of complex parts
• short assembly times for economically less than 500 parts and very short lead times
• the possibility to work all types of steel: S235, S355, 42CrMo4, 30CrNiMo6, 36NiCrMo16 …
• The ability to forge large diameter screws and blanks for various parts for millers.

Since 1920 VIAL has been mastering the forging technique and constantly improving the heating, the precision of the tools and the quality of the products. Originally a riveting manufacturer, VIAL has focused on the production of mild steel bolts for frameworks and pylons and then on the production of all special screws, head shape, dimensions close to or far from standards, Request or specifications.

A specific organization allows to deliver the small quantities (approximately 1 to 50 pieces) of quasi-standard screws treated or galvanized under short delays.

The integrated workshop for tooling ensures total control of tolerances and delays in the realization of sample (EI) or pre-production parts. 2000 hot forging tools for bolts and special screws, allowing us more than 3500 combinations, more than 700 fixtures per year.

The heat treatment can be carried out internally for small batches and subcontracted to recognized specialists, according to the requirements of ISO 898. On request or specific specifications, parts can be subjected to nitriding, carburizing , Quenching HF … to obtain superficial hardnesses.