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Bruno C.

History of the Forging Industry

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Wow, they certainly covered a lot of topics: forging, heat treating, machining, open/closed die.  Very informative of an industrial that is vital to our world.

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Can there be any doubt we are in the iron age, and the Blacksmith is "The Man"

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My favorite part is the Guy that was wearing gear/face mask and a full shield to operate the huge steam hammer :),  and the factory floor full of large lathes was cool too.

I wonder how many if any of those behemoth machines still exist let alone are in use today.  I truly hope many have been spared the trip to the scrap yard.

 

Giant Tongs!

 

-B

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Take a look at the Scot Forge website to see what is currently going on in the open die forging world.

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I particularly liked the terminology used throughout. Nowadays, we hear things like, "It was too fat, so I squished it!" or "How much whackage should I give it?" That's funny and kinda' cute, but let's get real and talk like smiths sometimes.

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