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LUBRICANTS FOR U.S.A.F. FORGING PRESSES

LUBRICANTS FOR U.S.A.F. FORGING PRESSES LUBRICANTS FOR U.S.A.F . FORGING PRESSES An aircraft wing spar forging is being sprayed with lubricant before being positioned in the dies. Even though die and forging stock temperature ignite the lubricant, its residue aids metal flow during forging. INTERESTIN G lubrication applications are involved in the production of heavy precision forgings by means of two new 35,000-ton and 50,000-ton hydraulic presses recently installed at the Cleveland works of Aluminium Company of America, who are operating the plant on behalf of the U.S. Air Force. Such heavy eight columns, which serve dually as press columns and pressure piping, as would be required in any precision forgings will make possible the construction mechanical scheme. In this system water mixed with of lighter and less expensive components for all types a small percentage of soluble oil t o provide lubrication of modern military aircraft and their size will permit and prevent rusting is used as th e hydraulic medium. one-piece construction of airframe parts, which formerly required several pieces. Both before being positioned in the dies and on I n both the Mesta 50.000-ton and the United 35,000- being removed from the presses the forgings and dies are sprayed with lubricant applied by means of long ton closed die forging presses the hydraulic method of spray pipes. Though the die and the forging stock eccentric-moment equalization has been adopted to temperature ignite the lubricant, its residue aids metal eliminate the uncertainty of being able to count on the eccentric-moment being shared properly by all flow during forging. to the Refresher Course, The University, Southamp­ PLANT ENGINEERS ton. (Tel. Southampton 54071). REFRESHER COURSE I n view of the fact that some hundreds of appli­ cations for the London course had to be refused after AT SOUTHAMPTON. the full complement of 550 engineers had been TH E Education Committee of th e Incorporated Plant accepted, those contemplating enrolling for the course Engineers have organised a shortened version of th e are advised to do so a t once. London Refresher Course (which commenced in November) at Southampton. This will be for the 1956 A.S.E.E. benefit of senior Works Engineers and Plan t Engineers EXHIBITIO N in Hampshire and adjacent counties. Sponsored by Sir Henry Tizard, G.C.B., D.Sc., F.R.S. (Pro-Chan­ The Electrical Engineers (A.S.E.E.) Exhibition will cellor of the University of Southampton), it will con­ be held at Earl's Court, Tuesday to Saturday, sist of 12 weekly lectures from the London Course March 20-24, 1956. There will be sixty new syllabus given by the same lecturers, and will be held exhibitors bringing the total up to over 300. This at Southampton University on Tuesday evenings, Exhibition is the fifth and is supported by The commencing on Januar y 17th. Association of Supervising Electrical Engineers, The British Electrical Development Association, The The subjects include planned maintenance, lubric­ British Electrical and Allied Manufacturers' Associa­ ation, combustion and steam raising, oil firing, space tion, The Cable Makers' Association, The Central heating, steam utilization, electrical switchgear and Electricity Authority, The Electrical Association for factory distribution systems, automatic process con­ Women, and The Electrical Research Association. trol, materials handling, compressed air plant, the Full details can be obtained from Electrical Engineers plant engineer and management. The fee for the (ASEE) Exhibition Ltd., 23 Bloomsbury Square, course is two guineas and copies of the syllabus and London, W.1 . full particulars may be obtained from the Secretary Scientific LUBRICATION 23 January, 1956 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial Lubrication and Tribology Emerald Publishing

LUBRICANTS FOR U.S.A.F. FORGING PRESSES

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology , Volume 8 (1): 1 – Jan 1, 1956

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LUBRICANTS FOR U.S.A.F . FORGING PRESSES An aircraft wing spar forging is being sprayed with lubricant before being positioned in the dies. Even though die and forging stock temperature ignite the lubricant, its residue aids metal flow during forging. INTERESTIN G lubrication applications are involved in the production of heavy precision forgings by means of two new 35,000-ton and 50,000-ton hydraulic presses recently installed at the Cleveland works of Aluminium Company of America, who are operating the plant on behalf of the U.S. Air Force. Such heavy eight columns, which serve dually as press columns and pressure piping, as would be required in any precision forgings will make possible the construction mechanical scheme. In this system water mixed with of lighter and less expensive components for all types a small percentage of soluble oil t o provide lubrication of modern military aircraft and their size will permit and prevent rusting is used as th e hydraulic medium. one-piece construction of airframe parts, which formerly required several pieces. Both before being positioned in the dies and on I n both the Mesta 50.000-ton and the United 35,000- being removed from the presses the forgings and dies are sprayed with lubricant applied by means of long ton closed die forging presses the hydraulic method of spray pipes. Though the die and the forging stock eccentric-moment equalization has been adopted to temperature ignite the lubricant, its residue aids metal eliminate the uncertainty of being able to count on the eccentric-moment being shared properly by all flow during forging. to the Refresher Course, The University, Southamp­ PLANT ENGINEERS ton. (Tel. Southampton 54071). REFRESHER COURSE I n view of the fact that some hundreds of appli­ cations for the London course had to be refused after AT SOUTHAMPTON. the full complement of 550 engineers had been TH E Education Committee of th e Incorporated Plant accepted, those contemplating enrolling for the course Engineers have organised a shortened version of th e are advised to do so a t once. London Refresher Course (which commenced in November) at Southampton. This will be for the 1956 A.S.E.E. benefit of senior Works Engineers and Plan t Engineers EXHIBITIO N in Hampshire and adjacent counties. Sponsored by Sir Henry Tizard, G.C.B., D.Sc., F.R.S. (Pro-Chan­ The Electrical Engineers (A.S.E.E.) Exhibition will cellor of the University of Southampton), it will con­ be held at Earl's Court, Tuesday to Saturday, sist of 12 weekly lectures from the London Course March 20-24, 1956. There will be sixty new syllabus given by the same lecturers, and will be held exhibitors bringing the total up to over 300. This at Southampton University on Tuesday evenings, Exhibition is the fifth and is supported by The commencing on Januar y 17th. Association of Supervising Electrical Engineers, The British Electrical Development Association, The The subjects include planned maintenance, lubric­ British Electrical and Allied Manufacturers' Associa­ ation, combustion and steam raising, oil firing, space tion, The Cable Makers' Association, The Central heating, steam utilization, electrical switchgear and Electricity Authority, The Electrical Association for factory distribution systems, automatic process con­ Women, and The Electrical Research Association. trol, materials handling, compressed air plant, the Full details can be obtained from Electrical Engineers plant engineer and management. The fee for the (ASEE) Exhibition Ltd., 23 Bloomsbury Square, course is two guineas and copies of the syllabus and London, W.1 . full particulars may be obtained from the Secretary Scientific LUBRICATION 23 January, 1956

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Industrial Lubrication and TribologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1956

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