A plate to which The metal blocks into which forging impressions are machined and from which forgings are produced. can be fastened; the assembly is secured to the top surface of a A machine tool with a stationary bed and a slide or ram that has reciprocating motion at right angles to the bed surface; the ram is guided in the frame of the machine. bed. In The shaping of metal between dies on a mechanical or hydraulic press. The action is that of kneading the metal by relatively slow application of force as compared with the action of hammering., such a plate may also be attached to the The main reciprocating member of a press, guided in the press frame, to which the punch or upper die is fastened..