SQuAD Forging of Belgaum, India, received delivery of a 10,000-ton-capacity aerospace hydraulic forging press at its plant in Aequs SEZ (a special economic zone). This closed-die hot forging press is the largest of its kind in India and will be used to forge large airplane components and parts (such as landing gears) and various actuation and structural parts. SQuAD Forging India Pvt Ltd. is a joint venture between Setforge, Aequs and Aubert & Duval. The company specializes in aerospace forging and supplies parts to several global customers. The new press, which is expected to start production this September, can forge aluminum, steel and titanium parts up to 400 kg (880 pounds).
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