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.
Celebrating 70 Years of Presswork Success
Birmingham metal pressing manufacturer, H T Brigham celebrates 70 years in business this year. The company was established in 1947 by Hugh Terrence Brigham who, with just £80 start-up capital, operated a single hand-press from a garage shed in Birmingham, delivering components locally using his motorcycle and sidecar. He was paid £9 9s 8d on the completion of his first order.
Metal stampings are only considered to be deep drawn if the component’s depth measures more than 1.5 times its diameter. Typically, the deep drawing method is used to manufacture components which are deeper than can be achieved using general metal stamping methods.
Deep drawing is a highly skilled and challenging process. H T Brigham utilises cutting-edge deep drawn stamping technology to deliver maximum efficiency, at the lowest possible cost. The process creates metal components with minimal waste and is often more cost-effective than traditionally machining, casting or moulding parts.
Metal is progressively formed in a 3D shape through the mechanical action of a die shaping the metal around a punch. Deep drawing involves a number of stages and the end result is a component part with greater strength than the base material used.
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. For example, we can recommend if a single deep drawn stamping can be designed to replace an existing multiple component assembly, which can save on costly secondary operations.
Deep drawn stampings are often stronger and more cost effective than components manufactured using alternative manufacturing processes
Complex component designs can be achieved through deep drawn stamping on progression and transfer tooling, often negating the need for secondary operations
Batch to batch repeatability ensures component consistency and high quality
With seven decades of deep drawn stampings experience, H T Brigham can produce custom deep drawn components in virtually any metal type, including less common grades to suit your specific application.
Deep drawn pressings are often adopted by the automotive, medical and food processing sectors, typically in the form of caps, casings and canisters. If you are unclear whether deep drawing is the right manufacturing method for your metal pressings, our team will be happy to help.