Forging Integrity +

Casting Efficiency

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Thixoforming Aluminum

BENEFITS

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Peak Mechanicals

High Integrity

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Near-Net Shape

Save Weight & Cost

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Porosity-Free

Cosmetic Quality

 

1999

Year Established

302

Parts

Launched

33

Clients

Served

65

People Strong

CAPABILITY

Thixocasting Tool Design

Tool Design & Build

  • Onsite tool shop, EDM, CNC

  • SolidWorks CAD Modeling

  • 1 to 8 cavities designs common

  • 9 out of 10 tools built in-house

  • Quick turns compress the build cycle

  • 12 weeks typical, 8 weeks w/expedite

Thixocasting Equipment

Process Manufacturing

  • Continuous thixotropic bar casting

  • Semi-solid metal thixocasting

  • Heat-treatment T5 and T6

  • CNC 3- & 4-axis machining

  • Cosmetic surface finishing

  • Stainless steel and glass bead blasting

  • Vibratory tumbling

  • Manual & DCC CMM inspection

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Finishes & Coatings

  • Powder coating

  • Electroless nickel & chrome plating

  • Anodizing

  • Chromate / Chem film

  • E-coat

  • Liquid paint

  • Local & regional supply base

 
 

CLIENTS

ABOUT

Vforge, Inc. supplies world-class OEMs in the aerospace, medical, transportation, recreation and industrial markets of North America, Asia and Europe. We manufacture unique aluminum parts from 5 g to 5 lbs. and at quantities from 150 to 250,000 pieces per year.​ Our clients source for lower total manufacturing cost by rethinking traditional forgings, extrusions and machined parts to benefit from our near-net, fully dense process, or by replacing castings prone to costly porosity, field failure or dimensional instability.

We start with premium grade aluminum ingot. Material heats are alloyed, filtered, degassed, electromagnetically stirred and continuously cast as cylindrical bar to produce and control the equiaxed grain structure that enables our high-integrity, semi-solid metal (SSM) thixoforming process. ​Billets are cut, preheated to induce thixotropy, then injected, turbulence-free, into isothermal dies. Material solidification occurs under high consolidation pressure to yield fully dense, near-net shape, heat-treatable parts with peak mechanical properties that conform to NADCA precision tolerance standards.

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3

Thixoforming Presses

12+2

12 Fanuc Robodrills

2 KIWA 4-axis

3

CMMs

2 Manual, 1 DCC

2

SolidWorks & MasterCam

 

PROJECTS

Aircraft Interiors
Recreation
Dental
Equipment
Medical
Equipment
Defense Robotics
Industrial
Hydraulics
Transport
Marine Systems

PARTS

 

CONTACT

Inquiries

For inquiries or questions, please call us at 303-781-0234 or fill out the form below. 

Contact Us

Location

5567 W 6th Avenue

Lakewood, Colorado 80214

info@vforge.com

Tel: 303-781-0234

Fax: 303-781-0235

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Quality Accreditation

AS 9100-D:2016 certificate 1020862

ISO 9001:2015

Suppliers

Purchase Order Quality Requirements

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