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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.
H T Brigham’s progression capacity ranges from 30T to 400T, facilitating the manufacture of a diverse range of pressed metal components. The progression method facilitates precision component manufacture at very high speeds and in high volumes.
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.
Although both transfer and progression machines are geared towards the manufacture of high volume, complex presswork, progression presses are generally utilised to manufacture smaller, less intricate metal pressings and can therefore produce components at higher speeds and in larger quantities than transfer presses. Although progression material utilization is often less effective than on transfer tooling, this is offset by quicker operating speeds. Progression presses also cope well with the manufacture of heavier components where production requires thicker material gauges.
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.
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.