Wyman-Gordon 50,000-ton Hydraulic Forging Press

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Wyman-Gordon 50000-ton Hydraulic Forging Press Fuselage airframe structural for Rockwell B-1B after forging operation. (1982)

one of the world's largest fabrication tools, influencing aviation and aerospace technology

This hydraulic closed-die press, among the largest fabrication tools in the world, has had a profound influence in America's leading role in commercial aircraft, military aircraft, and space technology. As part of the same Heavy Press Program that created the Mesta press, the Wyman-Gordon press was designed by the Loewy Construction Company and began operating in October 1955. Among its contributions was the development of the new jetliner Boeing 747 in the 1960s.

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Landmark Location

Wyman-Gordon Company
105 Madison Street
Worcester, MA 01615

Plaque Location

Same as item, on Loewy forge

Visiting Info

By appointment:
Mon-Fri 8 am-3:30 pm

Ceremony Notes

October 1983