Forging tools at FORGINAL industrie

Forging tools


These are the parts of the tool in which your parts are produced, mostly with a rough forging and a finished forging.

The inserts are mounted on drop hammers, and are adjusted in larger blocks, called insert holders. This modular design makes assembly and adjustment very quick before forging. As the inserts are relatively small, FORGINAL industrie can guarantee to manufacture its forging tooling in 3 to 4 weeks.



These are used to cut off the flash, the part of the raw material which flowed around the part during forging. The quality of the trimming tooling is vital, as this is the operation which determines the visual quality of your parts, in particular the thickness of the parting line.

The trimming tools are carefully inspected and kept in perfect operating condition, to ensure that :

  • Cuts are clean and burr-free
  • There is no deformation of the part (no twisting during hot or cold trimming)
  • There are no incipient breaking points around the parting line, which could lead to defects on the part


These are made for operations in the manufacturing process or for particular tests on your parts, according to your specifications :

  • Machining fixtures (for holding the part during machining operations)
  • Inspection gauges (for checking particular dimensions)
  • Bending tools (hot or cold operation)
  • Marking dies (used as supports during cold marking of your parts)


FORGINAL industrie checks the quality of its production facilities from beginning to end. We make all the tools needed for forging in-house, including insert holders, tool carriers and weights for our drop hammers.

Drop hammers were chosen some years ago, as they give very thin parting lines, unlike other forging machines on the market, such as presses. Drop hammers enable direct percussive hammering to be carried out, insert against insert. The parting lines obtained can be less than one millimetre on the smallest parts.

Considerably less raw material is therefore needed to make the part, as the parting lines are thin, and less raw material will flow out of the cavity from the finished part. The gross raw material weights (total amount of material required for forging a part) are therefore considerably lower.


Quality control of our forging tools

FORGINAL industrie has established a specific quality system which covers the in-house manufacture of tools and their testing before forging, using profile projectors, roughness meters and depth gauges. These tests ensure the traceability of each tool, including the origin of the raw material from which it is made, identification of the operations in the manufacturing process and capability of the tool (in terms of number of parts forged).

The purpose of these tests is to :
  • Ensure there are no defects once the tool has been sent to the forge
  • Enable continuous improvement through feedback
  • Increase the capability of the tools and their service life
  • Ensure perfect repeatability for your parts over time, and control dispersion, so that your machining operations run smoothly

Tool tests


This involves testing tools before series manufacture. FORGINAL industrie systematically forges what are known as master parts, which are used to check the dimensions and appearance of your parts, and the correct flow of the raw material in the tool during hammering.

These checks are carried out on new forging tools, produced for new projects, and also on revised tools for existing parts, which have been redesigned in-house in the context of continuous quality improvement.