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.
Deep drawn pressings are often adopted by the automotive, medical and food processing sectors, typically in the form of caps, casings and canisters.
Stampings are only considered to be ‘deep drawn’ if the component’s depth measures more than 1.5 times its diameter. Typically, deep drawing is used to manufacture parts which are deeper than general metal stamping methods can accommodate.
During the process, metal is progressively formed into a 3D shape through the mechanical action of a die shaping the metal around a punch. Deep drawing involves a number or stages and the end result is a component part with greater strength than the base material used.
Deep drawing is a highly skilled process. HT Brigham utilises cutting-edge technology to deliver maximum efficiency, at the lowest possible cost. The process creates metal components with minimal waste and is often more advantageous than traditionally machining, casting or moulding parts.
Deep drawn presswork – the benefits
Deep drawn stampings are often stronger and more cost effective than components manufactured using alternative manufacturing processes
Complex component designs can be achieved on progression and transfer tooling, often negating the need for secondary operations
Batch to batch repeatability ensures component consistency and high quality
HT Brigham will be happy to advise if your proposed design can be deep drawn rather than machined from solid, cold headed, die cast, investment cast or forged. We can often engineer components so that several parts can be combined into a single, custom engineered part, reducing assembly times.
With over seven decades of deep drawn presswork experience, HT Brigham can produce custom components in virtually any metal type, including less common grades to suit your specific application.
Remember, if you’re unclear whether deep drawing is the right manufacturing method for your metal pressings, our team will be happy to help.