Technical data

Materials Carbon steel, structural steel, tool steel, high-speed steel, stainless steel, non-magnetic steel, nickel-based alloys, titanium alloys, zirconium, tungsten, molybdenum, and other special alloys
Typical products Bars (round, square, flat), multi-stepped shafts, tubes
Max. forging force

3–22 MN

Max. initial pass rounds 180–1,100 mm
Max. bar length finish product 6–18 m


  • High productivity
  • Energy-efficient due to forging in just one heat
  • Variable tool positioning
  • Forming through to the core thanks to hydraulic drive concept with long stroke
  • Fine, uniform microstructure over the whole cross-section
  • High surface quality
  • No core fusion thanks to freely selectable tool speed
  • No tool changing for cross-section reductions from 6.25 to 11.0
  • Short retooling times using quick die-change system
  • Low wear and low maintenance


SMX hydraulic radial forging machine