A Forge Operative's Tools...

16 October 2020

The workstations adjacent to the open-die hammers here at Special Quality Alloys feature a wide range of weird and wonderful hand tools used in the manufacture of forgings. Some look familiar, others less so.

In the digital age where everything seems to be automated, this photo provides an insight into the skill and craft of our colleagues who are instrumental in the manufacture of critical parts for the most advanced of industries.

From left to right (localised names in brackets)…
Mandrels (Bar), Punch, Box-Tongs (Hollow-Bits), 300mm Ruler, Calipers, Tongs, Peg (Stop)