The cold forging of steel is increasingly becoming popular because of the benefits that both the users and manufacturers get. You will find that a majority of the buyers go for cold forged steel because of the lower prices. For the manufacturer, the faster and cheaper production cost makes them a lot of money.
But there are steps included in the cold forging of steel that are not there in other metals such as aluminum and others. One of such steps is the Bonderizing process. Once the steel metal has been forged, it is bonderized at the end to help reduce corrosion.
Note that metals like steel, iron, and some of their alloys are prone to corrosion, which can affect their longevity. That bonderizing process where the forged parts are dipped into a phosphate solution or phosphate is sprayed on it making.
Though the idea is majorly to prevent corrosion, bonderizing steel also improves the ability of the forging to accept paint. The process leaves the metal dry, making it easy to paint. That’s another reason why the manufacturer may include this process when forging. If the customer had placed an order for the forgings to be supplied painted, the production would include the bonderizing step.
You should not see that the two reasons for bonderizing cold-forged steel add another extra benefit- the lifespan of the forgings. When the forgings are protected from corrosion and have been painted, it means they can last for longer. This is an important reason why this process is necessary. With little or no corrosion means, the forgings will serve you for a long time.
However, it is important to note that you need to carry out the bonderizing process correctly. You need to ensure the quality of the phosphate and the state is perfect for the process. If you are dipping or immersing the forging, you need to have the solution heated first. This is when the bonderizing process will be an effect.
For the spraying process, you just need to ensure that the quality of the phosphate spray is good. You also need to ensure that the forgings you are spaying are slightly heated above the room temperature for the spray to work.
The bonderizing of the cold forged steel is crucial for the longevity if the parts. It will significantly help reduce the rate of wear and tear, hence the longer lifespan.