Brooks Forgings specialise in the manufacture of non-standard forged, fabricated and machined components. Our team of skilled operators welcome the engineering challenges that are often presented to us by our customers and their unique requirements.
A recent bespoke project was to replicate a special type of tie rod in grade 12.9 material for a new client in Europe.
We were supplied with a sample for analysis and discovered it was a 2 piece welded fabrication. Our extensive manufacturing capabilities enabled us to offer the component as a one piece item instead. By forging the eye and free flow forging the flat section, the material grain flow remains unbroken and produces a stronger, more resilient component when compared to its fabricated counterpart.
Due to the specific hardness range required, the components were machined and thread rolled M24x2 (fine pitch) prior to a clean heat treatment process. All components were inspected for straightness after heat treatment and corrected (if required) prior to the final painting process. The final component measures just over a metre in length and a total of 600 were produced in the first batch.