Weber Metals Inc.’s 60,000-ton forging press, in Paramount, CA, designed by SMS Group.
Only one third of the 10-story machine is visible above ground.
Press construction, March 2016
Groundbreaking for the new press took place in April 2014, but construction began in January 2017.
Press construction, November 2016
Laying the foundation, November 2016.
Providing the power
The Weber Metals 60,000-ton press hydraulics system.
Press construction, August 2017
New press structural elements come into view.
Expansion, March 2018
The Weber Metals plant in Paramount, CA, in the expansion mode.
Weber Metals and Otto Fuchs presented the new hydraulic press to the public in October 2018.
The first part forged was a main landing gear beam for the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
View of the future
“This, the world’s largest pull-down forging press, will shape some of the world’s largest monolithic parts from both aluminum and titanium,” according to Otto Fuchs KG managing partner Dr. Hinrich Mählmann.