Taizhou China based precision forging manufacturer Jiangsu Pacific Precision Forging has placed an order with SMS group for a fully automatic MP 3150 eccentric closed-die forging press. With its new 31.5 MN press, Pacific Precision will be able to forge aluminium chassis components on a much larger scale. SMS group will deliver the press and the tools, which are specially designed for aluminium forging. Pacific Precision Forging, a well-known, worldwide supplier of precision gears and gear-shafts, has been mainly focusing on steel forging. This new expansion investment in aluminium forging provides Pacific Precision with access to the growing automotive market segment for more lightweight designs. The MP 3150 closed-die forging press is equipped with a fully automatic walking-beam system and spraying technology for cooling and lubrication. A harmonious motion sequence of the automatic walking beam is ensured by servo-electric drives for each axis of movement. Sensors permanently monitor the ram position and ensure fully synchronized, trouble-free operation. The extremely low-maintenance electrohydraulic clutch-brake system ensures precise switching. Commissioning of the new eccentric press is scheduled for Q2 2024.