Forging Tools and Equipment
Of the foundational industrial processes, forging is among the oldest. In antiquity that meant a manual hammer or blunt instrument, and limited resources to check the work. Today it means powerful presses and complex dies. In the 3D metrology space, scan arms are the leading portable coordinate measurement machines providing contact (probing) and non-contact laser scanning to measure with speed and accuracy. All of this ensures that the first-article forging is a quality part, leading to reduced scrap, reduced press downtime and the confidence that every forging will “clean up” in machining.