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What Is A Hydraulic Press

At Scot Forge, our hydraulic presses are built in-house and allow us to produce near-net shape forgings that help reduce the total cost of production by eliminating some downstream processes. 

Hydraulic presses use large pistons driven by high-pressure hydraulic or hydro-pneumatic systems. These presses apply pressure to the top of a piston, moving the ram downward to manipulate a billet or ingot into the desired shape. Scot Forge operators have more control of the speeds and pressures during the forging process with hydraulic presses, enabling us to produce unique geometries.

In many cases, hydraulic presses are used for open and some closed die forging presses. Hydraulic forging presses are rated according to the maximum force they develop. Presses currently in use in North America for impression die forging range up to 60,000 tons; presses of 72,000 tons and 82,000 tons are in operation in other parts of the world. Presses used for open die forging range from 200 tons to 100,000 tons.



Scot Forge Hydraulic Presses 

All of our presses are engineered and built in-house, giving Scot Forge the unique ability to forge things that other can't. Take a look at our hydraulic upset forging press in action! It produces custom flanged-end forgings in a variety of shapes and lengths and can upset most simple or complex shapes in a single pass using induction heating elements and automated material handling equipment. The upset forging process system includes a hydraulic upset press, induction heating element and automated material handling equipment.

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Scot Forge Difference

At Scot Forge, we know the importance of getting your parts on-time, as expected. However, for customers new to procuring forgings, ordering a forging that will meet all specifications for end-use applications may be a challenge, which is why finding a trusted supplier and partner is essential. Our employee-owners are here to ensure your project stays on track with our forgings by offering:

Pro Tip - Did you know near-net shapes can save you time and money? Oftentimes, a customer calls to order a disc, which they will later machine down to a more shaped part. By working with our technically trained sales team you can get as close to your finished product shape as possible to optimize your production process. 

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