St. Louis, MO – Beckwood Press Company, a leading manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses, automation systems, and the Triform line of precision forming equipment, will be showcasing hot forming and superplastic forming technology in addition to sheet hydroforming capabilities at FABTECH® 2018.
Visitors to booth A2053 will meet with hot forming application engineers and learn the benefits of hot forming titanium, how to overcome the barriers of entry into the hot forming market, and how to choose the right machinery specifications for safe, accurate forming. Booth A2053 will also feature fluid cell and deep draw sheet hydroforming demonstrations using a Triform model 610-20-3SC. Ideal for low-volume, high-mix part production, sheet hydroforming presses use a single, unmated tool and a pressurized rubber diaphragm to form parts with smooth, uniform, scratch-free surfaces that typically require no additional finishing.
During the show on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 1:30pm in room B316, Beckwood president Jeffrey Debus will participate in a panel discussion titled “Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot: Overcoming the Challenges of Hot Forming Titanium to Win New Contracts.” During this two-hour learning session, attendees will hear perspectives from the end user, machinery OEM, and material supplier for high temp tooling and gain unique insights into operator safety, part formability, and market viability of this emerging technology. Attendees are encouraged to share their forming challenges with the panel during the extensive Q&A session at the end of the seminar.
“With the increased demand for stronger, lighter aerospace parts, many manufacturers are looking toward new technologies and forming processes,” said Jeffrey Debus, President of Beckwood Press Company. “Over the past decade, Beckwood has been at the forefront of this revolution, providing machinery to nearly every major aerospace supplier in the world.”