Maximising productivity with a machine press

Dating as far back as the industrial revolution, machine presses have come a long way.

Although they’ve been commonly used within the manufacturing industry for a long time now, thanks to ever-developing technology, machine presses have become more and more efficient and effective.

In this blog we discuss the different types of press machines available from Cambridge Dynamics, and how your business could benefit from one.

Types of press solutions available at Cambridge Dynamics

All press machines work in a similar way – forming a material with force. But there are different press solutions each suited to various requirements and uses.

The machine presses available at Cambridge Dynamics include:

·         Forming presses

Forming presses are a common type of machine press. They work by deforming a material in a variety of ways, including embossing, bending, rolling and turning.

Forming presses are used in a number of industries, including:

  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Electronics
  • Consumer goods

·         Punch and stamp presses

Known as both a punch press and a stamp press, this machine press is a specific type of forming press.

The logic behind the name is simple. The ram within the machine punches/stamps a metal sheet forming, or even cutting, it into a new shape.

Punch/stamp presses are used in the manufacturing process of a number of everyday items, including drink cans and bicycle parts.

·         Assembly presses

Although used for a different reason, assembly presses work in a similar way to the other machine presses we’ve covered.

They irreversibly and securely connect two components together using force and friction.

Assembly presses are commonly used when creating parts for the medical and mechanical industries.

·         Composite presses

Composite presses are a machine press specifically designed to shape pieces of composite material using force.

Composite material is made by combining two materials, which are brought together to improve certain properties – such as their strength and durability.

Benefits of a machine press

Investing in a machine press for your business can offer many advantages, but two of the main benefits include:

1.      They save time and effort

Before machine presses, the only way to deform a material was by hand, using a hammer to achieve your desired shape.

This process took a long time, especially when using tough, rigid materials.

The time taken to deform a material using a machine press is far less, allowing you to manufacture more in a shorter timeframe.

2.      They guarantee precision every single time

Developments in technology are extremely beneficial in the manufacturing world.

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is one of these advancements. CNC-driven machine presses are controlled by software. This software will translate your product into a numerical code, ensuring an identical product is manufactured each and every time.

Plus, this code is stored within your software, so should you need to replicate these products at a later date, you will be able to do so.

Press solutions from Cambridge Dynamics

Here at Cambridge Dynamics, our skilled team are experienced in designing and manufacturing machine presses to meet our clients’ specifications.

Get in touch today to discuss your specific requirements.

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