Sheffield Forgemasters to Supply Castings for Ladish Press
This is the fourth order of this type placed by Ladish with Forgemasters. The size of this latest batch of castings requires them to be finish-machined in a vertical boring machine that is capable of operating up to 5½ meters in height. The rams for the number 85 press will deliver 125,000 Mkg of forging pressure once in operation. Forgemasters will burnish the main diameter of the upper casting with a specially designed tool. The tool’s roller is applied to the diameter of the piece under pressure. This will consolidate the journal surface to enable it to run freely along bearings.