At Cornell Forge Company, we produce a broad range of high-performance forged components for customers in diverse industries, meeting clients’ precise specifications and quality expectations. Our expert team utilizes materials like stainless steel, carbon steel, alloy steel, and microalloy steel to produce strong and complex parts capable of resisting wear, abrasion, fatigue, corrosion, continual use, and harsh environments. In operation since 1930, the cross-industry experience we’ve gained translates into our ability to find better, faster, and often more affordable solutions to your needs.

forged parts for agriculture industry


Unplanned equipment downtime related to component damage and the corresponding repairs can wreak havoc on both your schedule and your budget. Sectors like the agriculture market require rugged and durable parts to ensure reliable operations. Forged components are an optimal choice to fulfill these needs, helping to extend equipment life and reduce operational costs. The following forged components are common to the agricultural industry:

  • Combine fingers
  • Chain links
  • Flanges
  • Gearbox components
  • Grain augers
  • Shafts
  • Spacer plates
  • Spindles
  • Sprockets
  • Tie rods
  • Universal joints
  • Wear bars
  • Yokes

Applications for such components within the industry include but are not limited to the following:

  • Air valves
  • Backhoes
  • Combines
  • Grinders
  • Hammer blades
  • Machine engines
  • Plows
  • Sprayers
  • Tractors
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The off-highway industry is another market that demands durable, high-strength parts. Equipment for this industry must be able to withstand extreme, fluctuating conditions and harsh environments while offering reliable performance. To meet the rigorous requirements of off-highway applications, manufacturers incorporate a broad spectrum of forged parts, examples of which include:

  • Axle hubs
  • Disc cutter rings
  • Forged brackets, gears, and sprockets
  • Levers
  • Rim clamps
  • Rock crusher teeth
  • Spindles
  • Spring seats
  • Tunneling picks
  • Wheel hubs
  • Yokes

Applications for forged components in the off-highway industry include:

  • Dump trucks
  • Earthmovers
  • Engine and transmission systems
  • Forestry and other off-road utility vehicles
  • Skid steers
  • Special-purpose trucks
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Hand Tools

To achieve maximum performance in your hand tools, Cornell Forge supplies strong products that possess impact and fatigue resistance for ideal functionality without sacrificing aesthetic appeal. Forged products and tools include:

  • Chisels and punches
  • Eye bolts
  • Garden tools
  • Hammers
  • Hooks
  • Pliers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Sledges
  • Sockets
  • Wrenches


All products meant for the marine industry must be corrosion resistant to offer high performance without experiencing degradation. Forged components are applicable for boats and a broad range of other marine projects, and we offer marine forged parts made to order. Typical forged products for marine applications include:

  • Anchor links
  • Arms
  • Boat parts
  • Brace ends
  • Brackets
  • Bushings
  • Crossbars
  • Handles
  • Hardware
  • Hex bolts
  • Levers
  • Locks
  • Lugs
  • Marine shackles
  • Mooring eyes
  • Pinions
  • Pins
  • Recreational boating components
  • Socket head cap screws
  • Specialized threaded studs
  • Spindles
  • Stabilizers
  • Studs
  • Wedges

Forged components for the marine industry have applications in:

  • Boat engines, transmissions, and stabilizers
  • Docking
  • Mooring
  • Pipelines
  • Shipbuilding
  • Underwater construction


The mining industry subjects parts and equipment to rigorous use, heavy loads, and challenging environments. Forging is up to the task, however, by generating tough, reliable parts with tight tolerances that ensure safe, proper equipment functionality and the successful handling of weighty objects. Examples of forged parts you might find in mines and mining operations include the following:

  • Axle beams
  • Ball joints
  • Engine parts
  • Fittings
  • Flanges
  • Gears
  • Levers
  • Links
  • Shafts
  • Spindles
  • Wheel hubs
  • Yokes

The mining sector uses such components within heavy mining equipment like:

  • Crushers
  • Dragline excavators
  • Hydraulic cylinders
  • Rope shovels


The oil and gas market will expose components and equipment to high pressures and temperatures, leaving some production methods unequal to the task. Forged products, however, offer the durable strength our oil clients need to avoid equipment failure. Forged components and products that the oil market often utilizes are as follows:

  • Casing hangers
  • Crankshafts
  • Fittings
  • Flanges
  • Fluid ends
  • High-pressure valves and fittings
  • Hose couplings
  • Impellers
  • Keel, riser, and stress joints
  • Manifolds
  • Nozzles
  • Pinion shafts
  • Pipes
  • Pump bodies
  • Rock cutter bits
  • Tension rings
  • Valves

Oil industry applications for these forged products include:

  • Gas production equipment
  • Heat exchangers
  • Oil drilling equipment
  • Piping systems


Parts for recreational vehicles can experience hard use, as RVs and related vehicles carry a lot of weight on their structures and may travel through highly varied environments. The quality and consistency of forged components are essential to ensure that recreational vehicles can hold up under shock and stress. The recreational vehicle industry uses a wide variety of forged parts, including:

  • Arm assemblies
  • Ball hitches and mounts
  • Clevis and pintle hitches
  • Crankshafts and input shafts
  • Flywheels
  • Frame mounts
  • Gooseneck and fifth-wheel adapters
  • Hitch and king pins
  • Lunette rings
  • Nuts and bolts
  • Trailer couplers

Examples of recreational vehicle applications for forged parts are:

  • All-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
  • Dirt bikes
  • Motorcycles
  • Motorhomes/recreational vehicles (RVs)
  • Three-wheelers
  • Utility terrain vehicles (UTVs)
rail forging process


Like trucking, the railway sector of the transportation market helps drive the U.S. economy and transfer goods from one location to another. With trains, there’s the added concern of passenger safety as they’re also a method of mass transport. Rail companies invest in continual improvement, looking to enhance product transportation, the passenger experience, and overall operational safety and efficiency, all of which can’t happen if a train breaks down. Some of the products associated with this heavy-duty industry include:

  • Ball joints
  • Cams
  • Caps
  • Clutches
  • Discs
  • Flanges
  • Gears
  • Hand brake components
  • Levers
  • Links
  • Nuts
  • Pins
  • Plates
  • Rod ends
  • Shafts
  • Shoes
  • Spindles
  • Sprockets
  • Wedges
  • Yokes
Firearms & Defense

Firearms & Defense

The need for reliable components is particularly great in the firearms and defense industries. Examples of forged components for these sectors include:

  • Barrels
  • Belt feed and locking levers
  • Bolt bodies and carriers
  • Frames
  • Gas blocks
  • Hinges
  • Iron sights
  • Plates
  • Slides
  • Trunnions

These parts have applications in both the firearms themselves as well as armored vehicles.

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Construction & Forestry

The heavy-duty equipment found in construction and logging sites and material handling plants must continue operating consistently even under rugged, difficult conditions. Forged components are a popular choice for preventing everything from unscheduled downtime to hazardous equipment defects. Both the construction and forestry industries rely on strong forged components like:

  • Arms
  • Braces
  • Cages
  • Eyebolts and nuts
  • Fasteners
  • Hooks
  • Pinions
  • Pins
  • Shackles
  • Shafts
  • Washers
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Gear Box


The team at Cornell Forge can also assist you with reliable parts for gearboxes. Examples of forged components commonly found in gearboxes are:

  • Bars
  • Gear discs and blanks
  • Hubs
  • Pinion shafts
  • Sleeves
Forged Truck Components

Truck Components

We offer commercial products and truck steering components to our customers’ specifications. With nearly a century of experience, we craft high-quality truck components to guarantee superior performance. Some examples of parts include:

  • Axle beams
  • Transmission shafts
  • Universal joints
  • Differential gears
  • Kingpins
  • Torsion bars
  • Steering arms
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Contact Cornell Forge to Learn More About the Markets We Serve

Cornell Forge has provided valued customers in myriad industries with USA-made, high-quality forged products for over 90 years. Our family-owned business is a world-class, ISO 9001:2015-certified manufacturer based in Chicago, Illinois, offering in-house services like metallurgical consulting, design assistance and optimization, tooling fabrication, and metal forging. With Cornell Forge, you’re assured consistent, high-quality parts no matter their complexity, with short lead times, on-time delivery, product traceability, and globally competitive prices.

Contact us to learn more about the Cornell Forge advantage for products in your industry, or request a quote today.