Materials & Technologies

Billets forging MaterialsMaterials

We use following Materials for forging and heat treating:

  • Carbon & Alloy Steel – 20 pounds to 8,000 pounds
  • Stainless Steel – 20 pounds to 8,000 pounds
  • Nickels – 20 pounds to 3,500 pounds
  • Titanium – 20 pounds to 3,500 pounds


Technology is the key to maintaining a competitive edge and differentiating Ellwood Texas Forge from the other forgers in the industry. Our engineers have several tools at their disposal to enhance their productivity and ensure first run success on new products.

  • DEFORM LogoModeling:
    • Deform 3D (finite element modeling)
  • CAD Systems:
    • Pro E
    • Solid Works
    • Solid Edge
    • CATIA
  • Translation capabilities:
    • Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (IGES)
    • Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data (STEP)

StrainWhether our engineers are designing Oil & Gas, Industrial, Defense or Aerospace products, they utilize Deform modeling software to prove out forging design long before the dies are ever machined. This allows us to develop a process in a controlled environment leaving less to chance, saving both time and money.

A full range of high speed CNC machining centers are employed in the manufacture of dies weighing from 200 LBS to 40000 LBS. Repeatability is guaranteed during die refurbishment (required for serial, production) with our direct CNC die sinking techniques. ECDG offers the fastest time to market by employing customer 3D files or by relying on extensive in Flowhouse talent to create 3D component files from customer documents. Upon approval of the part model and die design is complete all plastic forming operations are virtually performed via computer simulation eliminating the need for extensive shop trails. Manufacturing software is employed to convert the 3D math data to machine language and after being generated cutter paths are checked for accuracy and efficiency.