Triform Delivers Large-Diameter Fluid-Cell Sheet-Hydroforming PressNovember 10, 2020
Beckwood Press Company, St. Louis, MO, a manufacturer of hydraulic and servo-electric presses, automation systems, and the Triform line of precision forming equipment, has delivered a Triform model 68-10FC fluid-cell sheet-hydroforming press to a supplier of space launch vehicles. The machine features a 68-in.-dia. forming area that can hold one large tool or several smaller tools simultaneously. Once the tooling and blank are loaded, they move into the press via an automated hydraulic shuttle system. The operator then sets the optimal forming pressures (up to 10,000 psi) and the desired dwell times, if any. The recipe-setup feature allows programming of as many as 10 individual steps, selecting the desired pressure and dwell time for each; the HMS stores as many as 500 recipes.
During the cycle, a pressurized rubber diaphragm acts as a universal die half, applying equal pressure over every square inch of the part’s surface. The finished part is near-net-shape, requiring little to no secondary finishing operations.
“This is the largest Triform press featuring a round forming area, and one of the largest sheet-hydroforming machines in the world,” says Josh Dixon, Beckwood’s director of sales and marketing.”
Technologies: Stamping Presses