St. Louis, MO –Beckwood Press Company, a leading manufacturer of custom hydraulic and servo-electric presses and the Triform line of specialty forming equipment, recently installed a new Triform deep draw sheet hydroforming press for Kreisler Manufacturing, a United Flexible Company and a global services provider catering to the aerospace, military & industrial sectors. The Triform model 16-10-7DD features a 16-in. diameter forming area, 10,000 PSI of forming pressure and a 7-in. draw-depth capacity to facilitate Kreisler’s production of high-performance aircraft and aerospace engine parts customers including Pratt & Whitney, GE Unison, Honeywell, Rolls-Royce, and Volvo Aero, among others.
The in-house forming capability Kreisler has gained with the addition of the 16-10-7DD is part of a larger company expansion, which includes a new manufacturing facility, and the increased use of in-house 3D printing for the production of sheet hydroforming tools. The combination of the Triform’s inherent tool cost savings, with the rapid part production of the 3D printing technology, aids in Kreisler’s goal of reducing costs at every stage of production.
“The entire team at Beckwood is proud of the success we are having within the aerospace manufacturing sector,” said Beckwood president, Jeffrey Debus. “The widespread adoption of our aerospace forming product line – which includes sheet hydroforming presses, stretch formers, hot forming / SPF presses, hydraulic ring expanders, and hot joggle presses – is an indication of Beckwood’s unique experience with aerospace & defense projects. Our ability to provide such a wide range of aerospace forming solutions is a benefit to manufacturers who are currently adding capacity to facilitate the strong aerospace growth outlook.”
About Kreisler Manufacturing Corporation
Kreisler is a manufacturer of precision metal components and assemblies for use in military and commercial aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. These products primarily include tube and manifold assemblies. Kreisler utilizes sophisticated, state-of-the-art manufacturing and inspection equipment, combined with an experienced workforce, to deliver premium components to the aerospace & defense industries. Kreisler offers a wide variety of design & fabrication experience, including bending, welding, forming, EDM, CNC machining, engineering and other special processes including nickel plating, passivation, and titanium cleaning. Kreisler’s systems and processes are certified by a variety of industry standards, including ISO, AS9100, and NADCAP. One-piece flow and cellular manufacturing strategies assure quality and a high level of productivity.