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.
Steel is an alloy which is made up of a mixture of iron and carbon, in addition to other elements, giving each alloy a unique set of properties. With various types of steel, the use of this alloy is widespread across many different industry sectors. It is an extremely popular choice for numerous product applications due to its high tensile strength, wide ranging characteristics and low cost. There are also additional heat treating processes, which can be applied to the raw material, including annealing, which can give the material additional qualities.
Many properties of this material make it an ideal choice for presswork manufacture. High ductility and tensile strength means that the metal can cope with high levels of stress during the forming process, before it fails. This is particularly valuable for deep drawing operations, where a component’s depth exceeds its diameter. Durability is also high. This strong material is an ideal choice for presswork components which are required to withstand high levels of external pressure and perform consistently over long periods of time, in the construction and automotive sectors for example.
Anti-corrosive stainless steel is widely used to manufacture components that are likely to be subjected to environments, which would ordinarily be expected to cause material deterioration. The visual characteristics of stainless steel, including its bright and shiny finish, also make it a common choice for decorative applications, including household and automotive interiors.
Our engineers can discuss with you which material will be best suited to your next presswork requirement. With countless alloy options, each catering for a slightly different end application, we can recommend the one which will give you the very best result. In addition to steel alloy, we can manufacture from aluminium, brass and copper, with a wide range of post-production plating processes available to further meet your requirements.