• What Can A Press Be Used For?

    Our presses can be engineered to benefit all industries. Learn what presses can be used for, what products they form, and which industries use our machinery.

  • Whitepaper: Composite Forming and Light-Weighting Guide

    Composites are quickly becoming the industry standard over materials like steel, titanium, concrete, wood, but researching the right press to form composites correctly can be difficult. This whitepaper gives tips, tricks, and information on how to form the best lightweight composite parts from presses to methods.

  • How Much Does a Press Cost?

    When it comes to purchasing the right machine for your business, you’re bound to wonder how much a press costs. Unlike a common shop press, custom presses provide accuracy, power and speed that’s sure to come with a higher price tag.

  • Whitepaper: Hydraulic Vs. Servo-Electric Presses

    Both hydraulic and servo-electric presses offer a variety of advantages and disadvantages that could be the deciding factor for your purchase. Before choosing any kind of press, it is important to compare the two presses and understand which best supports the needs of your facility.

  • 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.

  • 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?