Western Forge Corporation of Colorado Springs, Colo., is a producer of quality hand tools. They recently upgraded their blast-cleaning operations by investing in new equipment from Blast Cleaning Technologies.
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.
As forging hammers have become faster and more powerful, so too has the need to isolate their vibrations. This article examines ways of isolating or minimizing vibration transfer to the shop floor, employees and adjacent equipment.
What started as DemShe Products in 1988 has emerged from a 2007 bankruptcy as Demshe Forge, a Canadian supplier of parts primarily to the oil and gas industry. With its “small” and “heavy” forges co-located on their Ontario site, the company is positioned to supply both small and large parts to its customers.
In the first four articles in this series, the operation and use of four types of forging equipment – hammers, mechanical presses, hydraulic presses and screw presses – were reviewed. In this fifth and final article, a general comparison of these four types of forging equipment is made. Each type of equipment can perform well or poorly depending on conditions and circumstances. It is hoped that the comparisons made in this article will help readers select the right type of equipment for the specific job.
Check out the April 2021 issue of FORGE, featuring our cover story on the "Ovako's Vacuum Degassing Process Improves Forging-Steel Grades", "Back to the Future: Revisiting AM Predictions from 2012", "Viral Marketing during COVID-19", and much more.