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Focusing on sustainability


FPD Makes it Easy

From helping you determine the best way to produce your titanium components to ensuring our work together benefits your profit, our people, and our planet, FPD works with you every step of the way.

You Have Choices

When purchasing titanium components, the finished part can made from a titanium forging or a titanium block. FPD can help you make that decision with a detailed cost/benefit analysis. We’ll take into consideration volume of parts, part geometry, manufacturability of the part, and a few other factors.

FPD presents sustainable solutions:

Input Material Forging Vs Block

Titanium Block

Raw Material Option Input Stock Weight: 40 Pounds
Material Loss: 97.5%

Titanium Forging

Raw Material Option
Input Stock Weight: 16 pounds (60% less than block)


  • Reduces input stock by 60%
  • Reduces machining cycle time by at least 50%

Titanium Part with Finished Part Geometry

FPD can produce this aerospace part from a titanium block or a titanium forging.

Titanium Hog-Out Vs. Titanium Forging

Did you know:  The above titanium hinge (left) can be made from either a titanium block (hog-out) or titanium forging. Input stock influences the overall process and price. FPD has the capability to “flip the switch” and transition from a hog-out to a forging, and vice-versa. 

We collaborate with our customers, identify a variety of factors, and recommend the most feasible solution to flip that switch.   Let’s talk about your titanium component and assembly needs. Contact us today!

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