With the 2015 upgrades to the ISO9001 and 14001 standards, and the 2016 alignment of the automotive standard TS16949 (now designated as IATF16949).
Rapid prototyping at H T Brigham adds value for customers
The benefits of 3D printing have been widely reported; fast, low-cost and kind to the environment. This rapid prototyping allows working concepts to be ruled in or out more quickly, speeding up the development process and reducing the project lead time as a whole.
Metal presswork is a manufacturing process which involves the manipulation of sheet metal into a required shape in order to create a component. Sheet metal, in the form of coil strip or lengths, is fed into the press either automatically or manually, where a section of the press tool called a die is used to cut a piece out of the material into the required outline. This outline is called a blank, which is then formed into the component shape. This process can be done in a single operation to produce a simple pressed part, or in multiple stages to produce a more complex component.
HT Brigham has a range of transfer and progression presses, providing the capacity to manufacture an extensive array of high volume pressed components of varying complexity.
Our manufacturing facility is geared towards the production of components ranging in size from those with a surface area of 20²mm, to components with a surface area of up to 50,000²mm (dependent upon the type and gauge of material).
On our progression facility, we are able to manufacture components from strip up to 600mm wide and with a gauge thickness of up to 3.5mm (dependent on the width of the material). On this facility we are able to manufacture parts on progression tools measuring up to 2500mm long.
Used for simple or complex components
Sizes varying from 200²mm to 50,000²mm
Capacity for high volume pressed components
Gauge thickness up to 3.5mm
Our transfer press facility provides the ability to produce metal presswork from coil on presses ranging in tonnage from 25 tons to 275 tons. The use of stagger blanking technology on these presses can also provide the customer with substantial savings. Stagger blanking is the method of optimising material usage from the coil by staggering the blank and results in maximum material utilization by reducing metal consumption. This process consequently enables H T Brigham to pass this saving on to the customer by way of a reduction in piece price.