Here at Cutting Dynamics, our team has decades of experience in metal forming. Our hydroforming capabilities have enabled us to produce thousands of components for our clients on long-term contracts thanks to our overall expertise in engineering, tooling and customer service. Traditionally, we have produced components out of aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel.
To keep up with a growing demand, we’ve expanded our capabilities into hot forming of titanium, with the purchase of our new hot form press.
What Is Hot Forming and Why Is It Effective?
Hot forming is a wide-ranging process that relies on time/temperature and pressure. Based on the product being formed, those working directly with the product will determine the proper temperature of the blank/tool and the pressure required to form the component.
This is extremely effective for aerospace applications as it reduces springback in the part and allows for more accurate forming.
Why Is Titanium Used for Hot Forming?
When it comes to manipulating metals for aerospace and manufacturing needs, titanium is a material that is used heavily in the industry. In fact, two-thirds of the amount of titanium produced is used exclusively in aircraft engines and frames. This may be because the metal itself is known for its high strength (it is 30% stronger than steel and 100% stronger than aluminum) and low weight (titanium is 50% lighter than steel).
With a solid resistance to corrosion and the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal, titanium is a good choice within the industry for jet engines, firewalls, missiles and other aviation-related products.
Utilize Our Hot Forming Titanium Press Today!
At Cutting Dynamics, we’re always looking for ways to go above and beyond as leaders in the aerospace manufacturing industry. To do so, we purchased a brand-new hot form press from Beckwood Press.
The press offers our customers a number of advantages, such as significantly reduced lead times compared to other companies (12 weeks versus 52 weeks) and an in-house team that can design and manufacture all the required tools and fixtures.
We’re ready to debut this new press within our Avon, Ohio production center in November of 2018. We would love an opportunity to take a look at any of your applications today. Simply fill out our online contact form or give us a call at 440-249-4150 for more details and information.
We look forward to hearing from you to discuss your company’s goals.
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