Metal Movement

Forging perfection

Pursuit Aerospace specializes in both conventional and precision forgings of complex shapes from superalloys, titanium, stainless steel, nickel alloys. Our large variety of presses allows us to produce high-quality forgings to your exact specifications and properties. In short, we’ve transformed traditional methods of metal formation into modernized, highly-specialized processes, yielding the exact mechanical properties necessary to meet or exceed your requirements.

Closed-Die Forging

A leader in closed-die forging, Pursuit Aerospace specializes in unique and difficult to forge contoured shapes. Out competencies include precision, near-net, hybrid, upset, and extrusion forging processes. Pursuit has a multitude of mechanical and hydraulic presses your needs, ranging in size from 500 to 12,000 tons of capable of forging up to 135 pounds.

Closed-Die forging, or impression-die forging, involves pressing raw metal between two dies with contoured impressions to create the shape of the finished part. Metal flows into and fills the die cavities while excess metal, called flash, is squeezed out of the impressions and later removed post-forge trimming operation. The closed-die forging process produces dimensionally repeatable forgings of complex shapes requiring little machining.

Upset & Extrusion

Pursuit Aerospace utilizes upset and extrusion operations to produce the most cost-efficient preformed shape. This flexibility provides more control over the finished forging.

Extrusion and upsetting operations are forging processes used to increase or decrease a raw metal workpiece’s diameter or cross-sectional area. These operations are performed prior to the final forging operation and are necessary to efficiently distribute the material required to fill the final forge die cavity.


The hot forming process is used to correct inherent distortion associated with the forging operation and the cooling of the “as forged” titanium airfoils. It sets the shape (bow,twist, contour) of a part with a high degree of repeatability and uniformity, resulting in minimal variation between parts.


Hydroforming using fluid pressure effectively puts shapes into metal with only the use of a punch and draw plate minimizing tooling. With 60 years of experience Pursuit has the ability to precisely form complex shapes into various metal types to suit your needs producing components.

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Expand Forming

Our innovative techniques make Pursuit a worldwide leader in Expand Sizing of cylinder shaped components. One of the core processes methods at Pursuit, We have state of the art expanders for which we can stretch sheet metal into round complex shapes while controlling thinning with use of our advanced modeling.

Spin Forming

Metal spinning, also known as spin forming, metal forming or metal turning is a cold work metal forming process which forms metals into axially symmetric parts. The process beings with flat sheet metal cut into a disk and is then formed over a rotating mandrel into a round shape. This process is performed manually by hand and is cost-effective alternative to low volume or short run metal stamping.

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