Wyman-Gordon Houston spans 500 acres and has 1,500,000 sq ft of manufacturing space.
At the heart of our operations are a 12,000-ton horizontal extrusion press, 20,000-ton closed-die press, 29,000-ton closed-die press, 35,000-ton vertical extrusion press, and Advanced Product Development facility all supported by Heat Treatment, Material Handling, Tool & Die Machining and both Destructive and Non-Destructive Testing & Inspection facilities.
- Turbine engines for commercial and military aircraft and helicopters
- Nuclear flow control products for military and commercial industries
- Oil and gas pipelines, pumping and power systems
- Aircraft landing gear assemblies
- Ordinance and missile programs
- Marine propulsion
- Power generation
At the heart of the forging operations at Wyman-Gordon Houston, are the 29,000-ton closed-die press, the 20,000-ton press with side and piercing rams, and the 35,000-ton extrusion press which is complimented by a 14,000-ton press.
The 29,000-ton press handles a great array of our forging projects. Coupled with a large rotary furnaces, the 29,000-ton press maintains high productivity with enhanced run rates and two high capacity 35 foot rotary hearth furnaces. It is primarily utilized for finish forge operations. Its computer controlled movement and data acquisition enhances its design flexibility with ram speeds up to 200 ipm.
The side and piercing rams on the 20,000-ton press allow it to handle specialized products not possible on other presses. The 20,000-ton press provides high output for turbine disk and shaft projects, and it has specialized value in the production of valve bodies, landing gear, and ordinance parts.
The 35,000-ton press is primarily utilized for producing vertical extrusions of seamless pipe and extra-large die forgings that require greater tonnage than the other presses can accommodate. The 35,000-ton press also has the unique capability for powder metal compaction and billet conversion.
- Forgings from 50 pounds to 5,000 pounds
- Press size from 2,500 to 35,000 tons: Closed-Die Forgings and Seamless Pipe Extrusions
- Extruded Pipe and Powder Billet
- Heat Treatment
- Forging Machining: Rough and Target Machining
- Die Machining: New Die Sinking and Existing die modification and refurbishment
- NDT: Sonic Inspection
- 3D Forging Surface Scanning
- Nickel-Based Superalloys
- Steel Alloys
At Wyman-Gordon Houston, we continue to lead the industry in applying materials and forging expertise to challenges presented by our customers. Our engineers employ finite element analysis of our forging and heat treatment process to support customized forging designs, predict design constraints and reduce product introduction costs and cycle time.
Advanced Product Development
Wyman-Gordon Houston has a dedicated Advanced Product Development facility for researching applied technology, development testing, and customization of processes. The ADP department has a 2,500 ton press used not only for internal process development but also for customer-sponsored projects. The press is capable of producing hot die forgings, isothermally forged components, and extrusions.
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- 1,250,000 Square Feet (116,125 Square Meters)
- 669 Employees