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-Lines for processing sheet metal coil and plate
metal into level strip of required width and length,
(unrolling, pulling, leveling, cutting, etc.)
-Machines for sheet metal processing and part
manufacture, cutting, bending, punching, etc.,
(manual, pneumatic, electric, hydraulic)
-Presses for deep drawing, forging, extrusion and
other processes, we can also provide die/molds.
-Pre-heat systems for hot metal forming.
-Metal Rolling Mills
-Melting furnaces for metal casting.
-Tube/Pipe manufacturing equipment of all types: joined sheet metal
tube/pipe producing machines, formed seamless tube/pipe producing machines,
expansion/reduction drawing machines for pipe/tube.
-Induction heat tube/pipe bending machines (2"-30"DIA)
-CNC/Manual Machining equipment of all types,(milling machines,
lathes, machining centers, EDM wire-cutting/die-sinking machines).
WHEREVER YOU ARE IN YOUR MANUFACTURING
PROCESS WE CAN HELP DETERMINE HOW TO PROCEED.
High energy rate forming is the forming of sheet metal by a high energy surge,
delivered over a very short time. Since the forming of the metal occurs so quickly,
desirable materials for (HERF) will be ductile at high deformation speeds.
Explosives can deliver a huge amount of power. Although most explosive
detonations are destructive, the power from an explosive charge can be used to
manufacture parts. An explosive forming process commonly used for the production
of large parts is called a standoff system. Typically the mold and work piece are
submerged in water. The sheet metal is secured over the mold
by a ring clamp. Air is drawn out, creating a vacuum in the die cavity. An explosive
is placed between the die cavity and the work, a certain distance from the work.
This distance is called the standoff distance. Standoff distance depends on the size
of the work, for larger parts it is usually about half the diameter of the blank. The
explosive itself is also deeply submersed in water. Upon detonation, the shock wave
travels through the water and delivers great energy to the work, forming it to the
die cavity near instantaneously. This high energy rate forming process can be used to
form big thick plates.