CNC Engineering, Metal Fabrication, Silicone Hoses, Composite Design, 3D Printed Prototyping, Braided Hose Line and Fluid Transfer. From 3 Headquarters, 9 International Locations. Supplying to 5 Continents, 100 Countries, 500 Distributors, 30,000 Retail Customers. Producing over 100,000 complete products, 525,000 product components. Over 30 years experience, manufactured by 56 people. All from one company, Forge Engineering.
Our CMM arm and 3D laser scanners enable us to convert real world parts into CAD files that can be manipulated to your requirements. From here a prototype part can then be produced in ABS plastic or various SLA Resins using our state-of-the-art 3D printers, ready for test fitment and approval. This process has been proven to be the most cost effective and quickest way to progress to manufacture.
Our fabricators are some of the most skilled and practiced in the industry. Taking the art of TIG welding and applying it to steel, titanium, aluminium, and more, at a standard that is unparalleled. We work with the customer to their design specifications or liaise with them to produce our own design that they are happy with. We offer a range of core designs suitable for cooling applications; These can be Tube and Fin or Bar and Plate in any size and shape, including stepped.
Our comprehensive, trusted, and long-established relationships with quality suppliers enables us to offer a vast range of industry leading surface finishing processes and heat treatments. These include but are not limited to: Sulphuric Anodising, Bright Zinc Plating, Electro Plating, Powder Coating, Bead Blasting.
With over 35 years of CNC Machining experience and an extensive range of 3,4 & 5 Axis advanced machine tools, we can offer a machining service second to none. Utilising the most innovative cutting tools available, coupled with the most advanced machining strategies, we can produce the best quality components consistently from one-off parts through to large production runs, manufactured from a variety of materials. CNC Engineering, Metal Fabrication, Silicone Hoses, Composite Design, 3D Printed Prototyping, Braided Hose Line and Fluid Transfer.
Forge Engineering can supply you with the whole package, we believe not only should the component be of unrivalled quality but aesthetic, out of the box presentation is crucial. The packaging of an item is the first impression of your part and we like to make sure this is delivered well protected, and on time. We do this in multiple ways; be it a bespoke foam insert to secure the product in place, thicker ply cardboard or bagged expanding foam to cover edges.
The composites we use range from carbon fibre, fibreglass, and Kevlar in various weave and twill types, from prepreg to wet lay or liquid infusion. Our rigorous quality control makes certain there are no imperfections in the product and that the weave is tight, solid, and strong. We use carbon fibre for items such as ducting, tubes, and complete intake systems. Other materials we use such as calcium magnesium silicate wool are commonly used for items such as turbo blankets and heat shields.
Our European grade silicone is suitable for many different uses such as; industrial, automotive, aeronautical, aerospace and military. They can be produced with or without a fluorosilicone inner lining to cope with coolant and other liquids that may run through the hose. Varying from 2 to 6 ply dependent upon the application. We can produce hoses with bellows for enhanced flexibility, wire reinforcement to resist negative pressure collapse, and high temperature reinforcement fabrics for extreme thermal tolerance.
CAD and Manufacturing
The engineering team have a wealth of experience and bring this to the fore using the very latest Solidworks design package and state of the art CAM software. Using these facilities, we can calculate flow rates, stress patterns, structural integrity, weight, manufacture times, and simulate machining operations.
We are leading manufacturers of performance fluid transfer systems, supplying the highest quality products, all approved to the most stringent industry standards including FMVSS-106 approval. Additionally to this we have the inhouse facilities to test products beyond 200 bar of pressure. Braided hose assemblies comprise of a range of modern composite materials.