New Hydroforming Press Headed to Electro-MethodsOctober 1, 2016
Quintus Technologies has delivered a 4000-ton, 11,600-psi deep-draw hydroforming press to Electro-Methods, Inc. (EMI), a South Windsor, CT-based supplier of turbine-engine components.
“We have a long history in the aerospace fabrication business, and with this new investment we are able offer additional capabilities to our customers, primarily General Electric and Honeywell,” says Randy Fries, EMI president. “We are used to tough fabrication demands from our customers and now are well-positioned to support the expected ramp-up requirement in the aerospace industry.”
The Quintus press requires only a single rigid tool half, significantly reducing tool costs, according to company officials. The other half of the tool is a flexible rubber diaphragm under uniform hydrostatic pressure. Material draw ratios to 3:1 eliminate several forming operations, intermediate heattreatments and operator dependencies. And, high forming pressure ensures delivery of close-tolerance parts direct from the press, with little or no secondary hand work required.
The press will support demand for fabrication of lightweight, tough metal alloys required by jet-engine designers.
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