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.
During the progression process, the component is held within the strip of material and is transferred mechanically through a series of operations, until the finished component is produced and cropped from the parent coil at the final stage.
The progression method offers an extremely efficient, high speed manufacturing solution, geared for high volume, precision component production, making it a very competitive option. On progression tooling, the strip is controlled by tracker pilots in the material to ensure component repeatability.
This facilitates precision component manufacture at very high speeds and in high volumes.Although the material utilization is often less effective than on transfer tooling, this is offset by quicker operating speeds.
Capacity ranges from 30T to 400T.
250T Fagor press with a BHP coil feed &straightener.
Zani presses with servo roll feed & tool protection
Power press with 400 x3.8mm servo roll feed.
H T Brigham’s progression capacity ranges from 30T to 400T, facilitating the manufacture of a diverse range of pressed metal products. Our high speed Bruderer presses are all fitted with the latest electronic press and tool safety devices. Our range of Zani presses are fully equipped with electronic servo roll feed and tool protection. The 250T Fagor press is complete with BHP coil feed, auto roll feed and straightener and our 400T Chin Fong power press, has servo roll feed (400 x 3.8mm), double mandrel coilholder & BHP straightener, as well as press and tool safeguarding, including misfeed sensors.