• Titanium Hot Forming – FAQ

    Getting started with titanium hot forming is easier than you might think, especially if you're equipped with expert knowledge.  This article answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the hot forming process, equipment, and tooling.

  • Whitepaper: Choosing the Right Heating Method for Your Application

    Adding heat to a forming operation can yield an array of benefits, but choosing the right heat specifications for your application is challenging. This whitepaper evaluates each method of press heating as well as several alternative heating techniques to ensure you have the best machinery for the job.

  • Servo Press Benefits

    Servo presses offer several benefits over hydraulic and mechanical presses. Increased accuracy, precision, and energy efficiency coupled with lower maintenance and operating costs are the primary reasons OEMs choose servo presses.

  • Titanium Forming Methods

    Learn about the various titanium forming methods including cold forming, hot forming, and superplastic forming. Discover how to choose the best method and machinery for your operation.

  • e-Book: The Beginner’s Guide to Hot Forming Titanium

    Insourcing your titanium forming operations isn't as difficult as you might think, but you need to know the basics of the hot forming process first. Download this e-book to learn how to get started with hot forming.

  • Preventive Maintenance Tips for Your Hydraulic Press

    Taking care of your hydraulic press with preventive maintenance measures can be the single most important factor in increasing your machine's uptime and overall life. Simple preventive maintenance measures can insure your press operates optimally as long as possible.

  • Oil Cleanliness

    Keeping your hydraulic oil clean and contaminate free impacts the uptime of a hydraulic system more than any other preventive maintenance measure. Contaminated oil leads to extended downtime at best and major system failure if corrective actions are not taken.

  • Sheet Hydroforming Benefits

    Whether you’re using a press brake requiring multiple sets of matched tooling and a skilled operator, deep drawing parts that require finishing work due to marring from the expensive matched tooling, or using a process that requires finishing work like welding or annealing, sheet hydroforming can dramatically reduce your expense and improve your production.

  • Whitepaper: Guide to Press Automation

    Finding ways to optimize internal processes to increase throughput is one of the biggest challenges manufacturers face. From conveyors and pick-and-place systems to robots, cobots and IIoT-connected machinery, this whitepaper explores the various forms of press automation and how to know when your operation is ready to automate.

  • Buying a New Vs. a Used Press

    What do you need to know before deciding to purchase a used or new hydraulic press? Beckwood understands the appeal used equipment has to certain manufacturers. The short lead times and lower up-front purchase prices of used hydraulic presses can be attractive.

  • Hydraulic Press Terminology

    Brush up on your hydraulic press knowledge and industry jargon with this comprehensive listing of the anatomy of a hydraulic press. This article includes information regarding press components, hydraulic press technologies and standard forming terminology.

  • Off-Center Loading

    Bed-to-ram parallelism is important to your press structure, hydraulic systems and tooling. Some operations, however, require you to load your press unevenly. How can you counteract this?

  • Hydraulic Press Benefits

    Today's manufacturing environments require a machine with increased versatility, accuracy, and repeatability. Learn why hydraulic presses are a preferred alternative to mechanical press systems.

  • Understanding Ram Speed and Cycle Profiles

    Fast approach, pressing speed, fast retract and stripping force - what do all of these terms mean? How can you translate that information into the number of cycles per minute a press can perform?