This question, “Forging vs. Casting: Which is better?” is one that I have been asked many times. To properly explore the answer, let’s first consider the process of each.

Casting-

In this process, the metal is heated until molten. The molten metal is then poured into a vessel or mould to get the desired shape.

Also Read: Difference between brazing and welding

Forging-

In this process, the metal is heated and then bent or beat into the desired shape using external physical force.

Casting

Why use Casting?-

Also Read: Difference between brazing and welding

We use casting for wear parts that are too large, complex and can’t be easily forged. For forging large pieces of a metal huge amount of sheer force is required so casting is a better alternative. There is no such size limits for metals in casting. It is way more beneficial because –