Forge – The International Journal of Forging Business & Technology – April 2014 Vol. 6, No 2
Rotary Forging Celebrates a Century – p15
Carl Lorentzen, MJC Engineering & Technology, Inc., Huntington Beach, Calif.
Rotary forging is a cold-forming process invented by Edwin Elmer Slick in 1914. Slick Mills were used to form circular products such as railroad wheels and tire molds. More recently, research to further the process is being conducted at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) in Glasgow, Scotland. The AFRC recently commissioned and installed a rotary forging system custom-built by California-based MJC Engineering and Technology Inc.