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forge

1. a place in which metal is worked by heating and hammering; smithy
2. a hearth or furnace used for heating metal
3. a machine used to shape metals by hammering
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forge

[fȯrj]
(metallurgy)
To form a metal, usually hot, into desirable shapes by employing compressive forces.
A machine or place in which metal is formed hot, or where iron is produced from its ore.
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We're hobbyists, but we own both wood-burning and coal-burning forges on our homestead.
Coal and propane are the most typical fuels used in forges. On the East Coast, coal is readily available and therefore more affordable than on the West Coast.
It was there at the start of the Industrial Revolution, it had an important role in both World Wars and went on to possess some of the most modern forges in the world.
By 1966, Lye Forge had expanded to such a degree that a new factory was built on the outskirts of Kidderminster, about 12 miles away, the only open-die forge to be built on a "greenfield" site in Britain during the 20th Century.
HELP NEEDED: Volunteers are being sought to help repair this storm damaged forge
Close, who started learning the ways of hammer, anvil, tongs and forge at the age of 8.
"RV welds degrade under high energy neutron bombardment," said Rick Johnston, an engineer with the engineering consulting firm MPR Associates Inc., which in 2010 investigated the viability of building ultra-heavy forges in the United States for the Department of Energy.
After illustrating several installations with Fanuc Robotics robots working in hot and dusty aggressive environments, similar to forges, Rolls-Royce invested in a single robot to concept several applications.
According to article 202 of the Omani Penal Law, anyone who forges official documents and currencies will be sentenced to three to ten years in jail.
Dew's Bond of Iron: Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge is a major book that will be enthusiastically welcomed by scholars of southern, African American, and slavery history.