FIA Technical Conference Round Table September 2012
Peter Campbell co-chaired a roundtable discussion group on the repair of forging equipment frames. The technical discussions touched on failures that forgers have experienced with both fabricated and cast forging press frames. We discussed the forces involved in failures of mechanical closed die presses and hydraulic open die presses. Open and closed die hammer anvil and column repair was also discussed as well as upsetter frame failure and repair techniques. Many participants inquired about the ability to repair large frames in place and machine them on site.