Metalworking: Bulk Forming
Selection of Forging Equipment
This article discusses the significant factors in the selection of forging equipment for a particular process. It describes the characteristics of forging hydraulic presses, mechanical presses, screw presses, and hammers. The article discusses the significant characteristics of these machines that comprise all machine design and performance data, which are pertinent to the economic use of the machines, including the characteristics for load and energy, time-related characteristics, and characteristics for accuracy.
Taylan Altan, Manas Shirgaokar, Selection of Forging Equipment, Metalworking: Bulk Forming, Vol 14A, ASM Handbook, Edited By S.L. Semiatin, ASM International, 2005, p 36–46, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v14a.a0003974
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