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.
When a pressed component’s depth measures over 1.5 times its diameter it is considered to be deep drawn pressing. This production method involves a number of stages during which a blank is formed into the desired shape. The circumference of the metal decreases and radial length increases until finally a deep drawn cup shaped part is produced, its final shape dictated by the contour of the drawing punch.
Deep drawn pressing is a complex process, simplified by HT Brigham’s experience and understanding. More often than not, the desired pressed part shape cannot be achieved by undergoing one ‘reduction’ cycle (redrawing the component through a series of dies until the cup shape is attained) and may demand a sequence of reductions.
Typical end uses for deep drawn pressings include a variety of canisters, caps and casings for a wide range of applications. The automotive, food processing and medical industries are just some of the sectors which have requirements for metal components which have been deep drawn.
The process of deep drawing a metal component is a highly specialised skill within the presswork field, which not all pressing manufacturers can provide. We are proud to include deep drawing within our presswork services, and use this know-how to assist our customers throughout the manufacturing process – right from the initial design stages, so that we can advise on the size of the radius and shell heights which can be achieved.
We are here to advise on the best possible production method to suit your component application, and can often save you both time and money through more efficient manufacturing.
If you need assistance on anything from the shell height and radii to be achieved, to the material choice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and our engineers will be happy to discuss this with you.