Rotary forging is a cold-forming process invented by Edwin Elmer Slick in 1914. Slick Mills were used to form circular products such as railroad wheels and tire molds. More recently, research to further the process is being conducted at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) in Glasgow, Scotland.
Founded as Galt British Forge in 1928, Canada’s Patriot Forge celebrated 85 years in business in 2013. The company has added facilities since the 1970s and targets its investments not only toward forging equipment and space but also toward support services, making it a full-service supplier of engineered forged components.
Press manufacturer Schuler received an order, the largest ever by its forging division, from Istanbul-based Parsan Steel Forging and Machining Co. to build what would be one of the most modern forging lines in Europe.
Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd. is the world’s largest
independently owned forge. The company designs and manufactures large-scale
bespoke steel forgings, castings and components to supply an increasing global
demand for crucial high-quality, engineered products in diverse industries.
Lehigh Heavy Forge Corporation of Bethlehem, Pa., is the
sole remaining super-heavy open-die forging company in the Western Hemisphere.
More than a century old, the company’s historic facilities were the birthplace
of the modern U.S. defense industry.