Over the years we have featured a number of large DIY projects here on Geeky Gadgets but never a project like the DIY 40 ton hydraulic forging press created by Karl Metalworks. Check out the video below to learn more about this awesome project and homemade forging press.
The 10 minute video below takes you through every component of the forging press and its construction allowing you to take inspiration and even build your very own if you have the skills, materials and equipment.
“Forging is a process used to form metal into large quantities of identical parts. It is often used in the manufacturing process of automobiles and to improve the properties of the metal being used. The products made by forging may be large or very small, and can be made of steel or any other metal. Forging changes the shape and size, but not the volume, of a part.
In the forging process, force is applied to the metal so that it stretches beyond the yield point. The force used in forging must be strong enough to change the material, but not so strong that it breaks it. When the material forms into a new shape, this is called the yield point, and when it breaks, this is called the fracture point.
There are many different machines used in the forging process. A forging press is used to form car wheels, bushings, gears and other parts. It uses hydraulic pressure to exert enough force to press the steel or other metal into the required shape. The press may be positioned either vertically or horizontally.”
Source: Adafruit : KarlMetalworks