Beckwood Delivers 400-Ton Titanium Hot Forming Press to Midwest Aerospace Supplier

April 16, 2021

Beckwood-hot-forming-pressBeckwood Press Company, St. Louis, MO, a manufacturer of custom hydraulic and servo-electric presses, automation systems and the Triform line of precision forming equipment, has delivered a 400-ton hydraulic hot-forming press to a supplier of titanium aerospace structural components. The press features 48- by 96-in. platens capable of reaching temperatures to 1800 F via multizone electric cartridge heaters.  Automated, insulated doors on the front and rear of the press prevent heat loss during the cycle and facilitate safe part loading and unloading, while hinged access doors on each side allow for periodic progress monitoring. Additionally, Beckwood’s proprietary Active Leveling Control system ensures plus or minus 0.004-in. bed-to-ram parallelism is maintained despite off-center loading or die warpage due to the high temperatures. 

This is the second titanium hot forming press installed at this location since 2017.

Industry-Related Terms: Die, Forming
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See also: Beckwood Press Company

Technologies: Stamping Presses


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