“To forge is to hammer or to squeeze a metal progressively into a prescribed shape. This movement of the metal in a prescribed manner refines and elongates the grain of the metal, producing maximum strength and fatigue resistance for that material.”
Who knew the ‘Forging Industry’ have a YouTube channel, home to this truly epic historical video – over 1 hour long, with some monster hammers, impactors, steam-powered presses (14 tons!), “trimmer punch” machines, and other machines & techniques that are truly astounding:
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