Hot Forming Hydraulic Press with Side Ram for Aerospace Forming

According to Hoovers, aerospace manufacturing accounts for almost half of US “industry” revenue. Obviously, the machines supporting that industry need to be reliable and designed to handle steady workloads of high mix, sometimes low volume production. Beckwood uniquely understands the complex needs of this market, because we continue to serve more aerospace customers than any other industry, and have been for decades.

It Is Rocket Science…

From Fortune 500 aerospace manufacturers to the smallest job shops, Beckwood has extensive experience custom engineering aerospace manufacturing equipment to help make parts that are stronger and lighter with our accurate and repeatable processes. Beckwood presses are highly intuitive and reduce the need for skilled operators, helping manufacturers achieve quality parts with faster turnaround times. Our “smart” presses also incorporate the unique and precise requirements of the aerospace industry including data acquisition for the capture and export of critical cycle variables including pressure, temperature, position and more.

Taking Aerospace Manufacturing to New Heights…

Beckwood doesn’t just stay current with aerospace requirements, we stay ahead of trends, changing the game for manufacturers. For example, we realized a need in the industry for easy-to-use, affordable, and reliable sheet hydroforming presses, so we reinvented sheet hydroforming in the USA with our Triform line of presses. We designed our sheet hydroforming presses specifically for the aerospace industry, but since their inception, countless other industries have reaped the benefits of accuracy and repeatability in their low-volume, high-mix production environments as well. 

Experience Matters…

Beckwood has designed a multitude of presses for nearly every aerospace application. Including hot forming/SPF, composite and compression molding, rubber pad forming, Sheet Hydroforming, deep draw hydraulic press forming, ring expanders, and stretch forming.

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We also incorporate many indispensable features into our presses such as booking rams for ease of mold cleaning or inspection, Active Leveling Control for precise bed to ram parallelism control despite off-center loading, bed shuttles for safe and easy loading and unloading, and Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) for energy efficiency and simplified hydraulic circuits.

Check out our recent projects to see a few examples of some of the custom hydraulic presses we have designed for our aerospace clients over the past few years.

 

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