Gas or electric, batch or continuous – the options are well known to forging manufacturers, but the question lingers: is there an ideal heating technology for forging production. The answer, of course, depends on the material to be forged, and even more so on the forging operation. Lake City Forge in Lake City, MI, is operating a new, 1,000-kW induction heating system for forging billets developed and installed by Ajax Tocco Magnethermic Corp.  The closed-die forging operation ...

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