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Wyman-Gordon 50,000-ton Hydraulic Forging Press
Society: ASME Main Category: Mechanical Sub Category: Manufacturing Era: 1950-1959 DateCreated: 1954 Wyman-Gordon Company Worcester State: MA Zip: 01615 Country: USA Website:, Creator:

This hydraulic closed-die press, among the largest fabrication tools in the world, has had a profound influence in America's leading role in commercial aircraft, military aircraft, and space technology. As part of the same Heavy Press Program that created the Mesta press, the Wyman-Gordon press was designed by the Loewy Construction Company and began operating in October 1955. Among its contributions was the development of the new jetliner Boeing 747 in the 1960s.

Image Credit: Courtesy ASME Image Caption: Wyman-Gordon 50,000-ton Hydraulic Forging Press Era_date_from: 1954
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