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Wyman-Gordon UK - Lincoln: Overview
Wyman-Gordon’s Lincoln facility, located in England, UK, supplies forged products globally to the aerospace and energy markets. It has Europe’s largest counterblow hammer (900KJ) at the heart of the operation which is supported by Heat Treatment, Material Handling, Die & Tool Machining and Non-Destructive Testing, Laboratories & Inspection facilities.
The DG90 hammer is capable of manufacturing hot die forging of Aerospace, Powergen, Oil & Gas and Nuclear components (asymmetric forgings, discs, shafts and valve bodies). It is the largest of its type in Europe, forging at temperatures of up to 1340°c. Smaller components are manufactured on the 400KJ DG40 counterblow hammer. Both counterblow hammers are full computer controlled to ensure repeatability of the process. The 2 counterblow hammers are supported by a Zdas 630T CNC controlled pull down press which is utilized in the manufacture of pre-forms for asymmetric structural parts and long aero engine shafts.
Smith-Clayton Forge was established in 1929 in Lincoln for the manufacture of aerospace and automotive forged products for a cost of £50,000. In 1956 the DG40, the first of the 2 counterblow hammers was installed, followed by the DG80 in 1970. The DG80 being uprated to DG90 in 2008. In May 2000 the Aerospace Division of what was then known as UEF was acquired by Precision Castparts Corporation and incorporated into the Wyman-Gordon Forging Division.
Today, the Lincoln Facility works in unison with sister plants in Livingston, UK, and Plzen, Czech Republic, to provide a diverse range of machined forgings serving customers globally.