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Wyman Gordon Heavy Press
In 1946, the War Relations Board asked Wyman-Gordan to experiment with making large, light-weight castings like those discovered on captured German airplanes. In a project funded by the federal government, the company built a plant in North Grafton equipped with an 18,000-ton heavy press that successfully produced these castings. A 50,000-ton press went into operation in 1955. It is one of the largest machine tools ever made.

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