Drop Forging

Durable and pore-free components by drop forging

Drop forging creates forgings with an optimal fiber alignment and first-class strength. The forgings convince through a homogeneous, dense structure, which has neither pores nor other cavities.

Forgings are reproducible with only one tool in large numbers at constant precision.

With over 40 years of experience in drop forging, we have excellent expertise in this field and are the ideal manufacturer for you. According to your ideas and goals, we determine the process, alloy and the properties of the component in a joint consultation.

Advantages of drop forging

  • Ideal for complex shapes
  • High reproducibility
  • Longevity
  • Homogeneous structure
  • Short processing time

All about Drop Forging by Richter Formteile

Testing options for forged pieces

  • 3D laser or measuring probe
  • Impact strength
  • Yield point
  • Chemical analysis
  • X-Ray
  • Fluxing
  • Ultrasound
  • Tensile strengths
  • According to customer requirements

Surface treatments of forged parts

  • Radiation
  • Electropolishing
  • Galvanizing (chrome-6 free)
  • Passivation
  • Paint
  • Powder coating
  • Anodizing
  • Prime
  • Vibratory finishing
  • CED coating
  • Sand or glass bead blasting

Facts about drop forging:

Standard weight:

0.04 - 150 kg


Europe, Asia

Certified acc. to:

DIN ISO 9001, 14001, TS 16949


Steel, stainless steel alloys and aluminum


Own CNC processing centers, heat treatments according to customer specifications

Approvals in the fittings area:

AD 2000 and TRD 100

Die forged materials

In general, all kneadable metals can be used after they have been heated. These include steel, magnesium, aluminum, stainless steel as well as brass, copper and their alloys.


Our contact persons have the answer. In a joint discussion, we clarify all relevant points in order to get you to your individual moulded part as quickly as possible.

Richter Formteile: Full Service from one source

Expert advice

in each casting and forging process

No risk

through conformity with drawings and ISO-certifications

Optimal resource planning

through our international production network

Secure processing

as a German legal partner

Just in time delivery

ex warehouse Leonberg nearby Stuttgart in Germany

High process competence

through over 40 years of experience

Maximum economy

through optimal resource planning


and storage of the complete annual requirement

Drop Forging Procedure

Drop forging process: Optimal fibre flow with first-class structural strength. We explain the exact process in detail (with video).