Track carpentry in forged steel: highly durable and resistant structures
Mantiero Angelo Srl specializes in forged steel track carpentry. Since 1970, the company has been satisfying its customers with tailor-made solutions that ensure quality and professionalism both in the metal carpentry industry and the civil and industrial building sector.
Forged steel track carpentry: types of forging
But what is meant by forged steel rails? The forging technique used to make carpentry rails is a transformation process that involves the plastic deformation of the metal components which are brought to high temperatures.
Forging with hot stamping
Deformation is usually made by a forging press. This process is called hot stamping; the pieces are semi-finished and then brought to their final size.
Closed die forging
Another technique is closed die forging, or stamping, and differently from the traditional forging technique, it involves the use of a double die press that modifies the alloy under processing.
Mantiero Angelo Srl also manufactures forged wheels made of C45 steel for the production of kiln wagons and driers which are widely used in the heavy-clay sector. Mantiero Angelo Srl mainly produces Burbach wheels and Decauville wheels, with 45° and 90° cutting techniques.
In addition to marketing forged steel rails, thanks to the achievement of the EN 1090-1 EXC 1 and 2 certifications, Mantiero Angelo Srl can carry out any process in the field of both heavy and light metal carpentry. But what exactly is meant by metal carpentry work and what is the difference between heavy and light metal carpentry?
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Metal carpentry: meaning and characteristics
Metal carpentry includes all working processes for making small and large structures that will be used in the building industry. To perform these processes, it is necessary to use machines that are suitable for the following:
Differences between light metal carpentry and heavy metal carpentry
Metal carpentry is also distinguished in heavy and light carpentry, depending on the thickness and quality of the material used. Heavy metal carpentry includes all large load-bearing structures (such as warehouses, prefabricated buildings, platforms and load-bearing structures); while light metal carpentry includes small size products such as stairs, gates, fixtures and trolleys.
Why is steel such an important material?
The importance of metal, in particular steel, must also be emphasized. Thanks to this particular alloy of iron and carbon, it is possible to create products that are resistant to corrosion, heat and the worst weather conditions and are long-lasting and attractive.
Since the times of the Industrial Revolution, both iron and steel have been the undisputed protagonists of modern architecture and have been used in railway stations, shopping centers, warehouses, etc. Even today, steel is still used for the construction of imposing and large structures.
The reason lies essentially in the typical characteristics of steel that make it a high-quality metal such as the following:
- high mechanical performance
- excellent workability
Moreover, these special characteristics make steel widely used for the construction of structures and buildings suitable for seismic rehabilitation.
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