News - Southwest Steel Processing LLC


As one of the few fully automated, high-volume custom forge shops in the North American forging industry, Southwest Steel Processing (SSP) manufactures quality forged components with fast lead times. We manufacture custom high-quality forge parts using advanced automation, machinery, and computer-controlled systems.
Automation has revolutionized the forging industry by increasing Quality, and efficiency and reducing labor costs. Automated robots use computer-controlled technology to produce high-quality metal forgings with precision and consistency. This has led to improved safety, reduced waste, increased energy efficiency, and increased production.
Choosing the Right Method for Manufacturing Metal Products. Forging and casting are two commonly used methods for producing metal products. Although both techniques have their pros and cons, there are several benefits to using forged products instead of casted ones. Determine which method is most suitable for your operations.
Forgings are an essential component of the mining industry. In the mining industry, forgings are used for a wide range of applications, including buckets, excavators, bulldozers, and other mining equipment. Steel forgings are used by the original equipment manufacturer of mining equipment. They can also be consumed in the aftermarket to repair or enhance equipment that is out in the field.
In this article, we will discuss the importance of forgings in construction equipment and why choosing forged components over casted components is the superior choice. We will also highlight the importance of American-made and reshoring efforts for OEMs of construction equipment. We will share a case study that showcases the benefits of SSP's single-source solution for machined track links.
Induction hardening is a type of hardening that is used to increase the hardness of types of metal components. The process involves heating the surface of the metal using an induction coil, which generates a high-frequency electromagnetic field. This causes the surface of the metal to heat up rapidly, while the core remains relatively cool resulting in a martensitic transformation.
Our quality management systems meet international standards, which means we consistently provide products and services that fulfill customer and regulatory requirements.
ISO 9001:
2015 Certified
AAR M-1003
Certified – American
Association Railroads
ISO 14000
Mitutoyo FHM4
Magnetic Particle
testing certified
Level three PPAP