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 transfer process, the component is transferred mechanically through a series of tools by transfer fingers in order to produce a finished component. From the very first forming stage the blank has the freedom to be formed into the pre-developed shape and as the part passes through the other stages, the part can be pierced, formed or rolled.
The transfer process is the ideal choice for high speed, high volume manufacture, whilst producing component parts complete off the press keeps costs down. As a general rule, material utilisation with the transfer method is more efficient than on a progression press, due to the fact that the stagger blanking principle can be applied. This method can give the customer a saving of up to 7% on material.
Stagger blanking is a technique which can be used in transfer production to optimise material usage from the coil. This allows the maximum number of components to be manufactured from the material strip, keeping waste to a minimum and resulting in a more cost effective component for the customer.
The ideal choice for high speed, high volume manufacture
Keeps waste to a minimum and resulting in a more cost effective component for the customer
Can give the customer a saving of up to 7% on material
State of the art equipment and a highly skilled team of experts with a wealth of experience
As the transfer method offers greater process flexibility than progression, more varied and intricate operations can be carried out during production. This facilitates the manufacture of more complex and technically challenging components, with a deeper draw.
Deep drawn pressing is a complex process often performed on a transfer press. This production method involves a number of stages, during which a blank is formed into the desired shape. The circumference of the metal decreases and radial length increases until finally a deep drawn cup shaped component is produced.
H T Brigham’s transfer capacity ranges from 25T 9 stage + 1 blanking stage Platarg presses, geared for complex, deep drawn component manufacture, to our 300T Rhodes press, equipped with stagger blanking facility and double-sided coil feeder, for minimum downtime between coil changes and maximum production efficiency.