Macrodyne provides single, double, or triple action hydraulic press based solutions for a wide variety of metalforming processes for many different industries, including automotive, aerospace, consumer product, industrial products, appliances, defense, construction, plumbing, cookware, and medical. A partial list of bulk-forming and sheet metalforming processes our metalforming presses are designed for is listed below:
Super Plastic Forming
Hot forming (or hot working)
Cold forming (or cold working)
HEAVY-DUTY METALFORMING PRESSES FOR DEMANDING PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS
Macrodyne hydraulic metalforming presses feature heavy, robust press frames with deep, heavy fabricated slides with high guide ratios. The high guide ratio feature results in precision guiding, parallel slide motion, and enhanced eccentric load capacity. These presses can be supplied with standard or custom T-Slot configurations in all sizes and/or a tapped hole pattern to meet the Buyer’s tooling requirements. We offer many innovative solutions for our hydraulic metalforming presses, including a low headroom design. Where facility floor space and/or height restrictions are an issue, the hydraulic power unit can be mounted on the press’s backside. This results in reducing the overall height while eliminating the need for a shallow pit or floor mounted hydraulics, which requires additional floor space.
EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS FOR HIGH IMPACT BLANKING OPERATIONS
For metalforming applications such as punching, blanking or trimming metal parts where excessive reverse forces are generated at the moment of part breakthrough, Macrodyne hydraulic metalforming presses can be supplied with a shock dampening arrangement. These shock dampening arrangements feature fully programmable powered spindles for shut height adjustment and drastically reduce the shock to the tooling, press structure and hydraulic system. This also allows for faster cycle times, while accommodating off center loads and reducing vibration and noise level at the operator level. If breakthrough forces are not a concern at time of purchase but may be in the future, we can design the press with a provision to accept a shock dampening arrangement in the future.