• Richard K. Miller
Part of the VNR Competitive Manufacturing Series book series (VNRCMS)


The noisy, hot, and polluted environment of the forge shop, and the fatiguing work provides great incentive to implement robots to perform forging operations. Labor problems are becoming acute in this industry, as it is difficult to find qualified workers willing to work in this environment when older, experienced workers retire.


Industrial Robot Line Configuration Robot Application Labor Problem Heat Resistant Steel 
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Table 1 Bibliography on Robots for Forging

  1. 1.
    Appleton, E., Heginbotham, W.B., and Law, D., “Open Die Forging With Industrial Robots”, The Industrial Robot, December 1979, pp 191–194.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Alves, A.L., “Thoughts and Observations On The Application of Industrial Robots To The Production Of Hot P/M Forging”, presented at the Robots IV Conference, October 1979.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Bodin, J., “Industrial Robots In The Swedish Drop Forging Industry”, Proceedings of The 2nd Conference On Industrial Robot Technology, University of Birmingham, UK, 1974, pp E 1–E 3 to 16.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Engelberger, Joseph F., “Forging Applications”, Chapter 14, Robotics In Practice, AMACOM, 1980.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Engelberger, J.F., “Metal Forming and the Unimate”, Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Industrial Robot Technology, University of Birmingham, UK, 1974, pp E 3–E39 to 45.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Hoskins, Craig A., “Robot Application In Aluminum Forging”, Presented at the Robots II Conference, October 1977.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Mattox, John E., “How Industrial Robots Are Automatic Forging”, Metal Progress, July 1980.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Muller, S., “Almost A Decade of Industrial Robots — Experience From Practical Applications”, The Industrial Robot, June 1978, pp 80–93.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Powell, Ronald G., “Robots In Hot Operations”, Presented at the Robots III Conference, November 1978.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    “Practical Applications Of Industrial Robots In Hot Plant”, The Industrial Robot, June 1981, pp 89Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    “Robots Prove Their Worth In Forging And Deep Drawing”, Robotics Today, Summer 1980.Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    “Robot In The Forging Shop”, The Industrial Robot, September 1979, pp 161–162.Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Rooks, B.W., “Robot Applications Are Increasing”, The Industrial Robot, March 1977, pp 27–33.Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Rooks, B.W., Okpere, K.O., and Cheng, R.M.H., “Automatic Handling In Hot Forging Research”, Proceedings of the 1st Conference on Industrial Robot Technology, University Of Nottingham, U.K., 1973, R8-119–128.Google Scholar


  1. 1.
    Muller, S., “Almost A Decade of Industrial Robots Experience From Practical Applications,” The Industrial Robot, June 1978, pp. 80–93.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Sutterland, J. M., “Robot Application,” Proceedings of the First National Symposium on Industrial Robots,” ITTRI, 1970, pp. 13–37.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Ferloni, A., “Robots in the Forge,” Proceedings of Robots 8, pp 1-57–1-70.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Stauffer, Robert N., “Robot Adds Flexibility in Forging,” Robotics Today, February, 1985, pp 43–44.Google Scholar

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