Difference between Casting & Forging

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.


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


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


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 –

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