Near net shape forming

Reducing energy consumption and waste

Forming components
Near net shape forming is a cluster of technologies from forging, pressing, to rolling of rings and rolling elements that aim at forming a component to almost the final shape. This process enables the reduction of allowances in all operations, giving greater performance in SKF’s manufacturing channels.

Reduced allowances also have a significant impact on the environment – reducing the manufacturing cycle time will reduce energy consumption and waste. To achieve the full benefit, SKF is also exploring new ways of manufacturing bearings and components. This could involve new unconventional technologies or combinations thereof, as well as combinations of materials for taking advantage of properties from each material.

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