Traditionally, when developing new parts or products that require complex forms. You are required to create several prototypes and perform several rounds of testing in order to perfect the shape. This is both time consuming and expensive.
With Cutting Dynamics, Inc.’s virtual forming technology, you can save time and money by simulating the forming of the metal.
How We Can Help
CDI utilizes advanced forming simulation software that allows our Engineering team to perform first part tryouts and prototyping in a virtual environment. This allows us to simulate hydroforming applications, matched die set stamping and brake press forming with customized tooling.
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There are several operations we can perform before the part is even made, including:
- Blank design
- Tool development /modification
- Simulated forming operations
- Springback calculations
- Inspections against master part geometry
This can shorten the development time, saving you time and money, while also helping to improve part quality.
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No matter the stage of your overall project, we can use this technology to offer better feedback and input on the manufacturability of your components.
To learn more about our virtual forming technology, contact us today!
Meet Baxter, the newest addition to the Cutting Dynamics family.
Bill Carson, president and CEO of Cutting Dynamics stated, “Baxter is working right next to our team, putting products on the belt for the final finish. We’re in the business of precision: consistency and accuracy drive our business – and Baxter’s reliability and flexibility will be a great advantage to us as we look to leverage collaborative automation in out facilities.”
Since Baxter joined Cutting Dynamic’s work force, operational efficiency has improved, and several team members can now take on more complex work. This can be attributed to Baxter’s ability to rapidly adapt to changes in tasks.
Baxter is unlike your ordinary, everyday worker; he is a robot created using the latest software technology. Baxter is a product of Rethink Robotics, a manufacturing company that works to combine robots with skilled laborers, giving businesses a competitive advantage. Baxter is trainable, safe, and cost-effective, working alongside his one hundred and twenty-five colleagues in the thermal deburring line at Cutting Dynamic’s Avon, Ohio, location.
“Cutting Dynamics is a great example of innovative American manufacturing – with a stand out reputation for quality, reliability, and precision,” said CMO of Rethink Robotics, Jim Lawton. “We are delighted that Baxter can make this highly successful company even more competitive – especially in a competitive environment where high performance and flexibility are also expected to drive new efficiencies.”
With Baxter doing so well, Cutting Dynamics is implementing a second robot within the next few months, improving Cutting Dynamic’s reputation as the leading specializer in laser cutting, hydroforming, and thermoplastic fabrication. The future of Cutting Dynamics looks bright.
Cutting Dynamics, Inc. has ordered a Triform Fluid Cell sheet hydroforming press from Beckwood Press Company.
The press, scheduled for completion in late 2014, will be installed in Cutting Dynamics’ 165,000 square foot facility in Avon, Ohio. It will be placed within the facility’s fluid cell processing center, which opened in 2008, and will compliment Cutting Dynamics’ existing hydroform equipment, which includes a Verson ‘bag press.’
“We’re excited about our partnership with Triform which will help our mission of providing value to customers in need of high quality components,” said Cutting Dynamics President, Bill Carson.
“Our new Triform will be able to handle a significant percentage of our parts, allowing us to cycle our larger Verson press only when required, due to either part size or overall production requirements. The redundancy and additional capacity, along with our in-house engineering/tool design capabilities, will give us the ability to respond more quickly to our customers’ requests,” – Bill Carson.
Beckwood’s Triform sheet hydroforming presses use flexible diaphragms to shape sheet material around male form blocks, or into female cavities. The high forming pressure, which is applied evenly to every square inch of the parts’ surface, allows for dramatically increased forming capability over alternative methods, including rubber block or ‘pad’ forming.
The ‘universal’ nature of the Triform diaphragm, which conforms to any geometry placed within the chamber, eliminates the need for expensive matched die sets. The result is high-performance forming capability, with dramatically decreased tooling costs.
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