What is a Forming Press?

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that Cambridge Dynamics is the home of press machines. With a variety of different functions and processes, we have a number of presses available for industry use and beyond.

One of the most popular press machines is a forming press, which can be used across multiple industries to create unique shapes and parts necessary for specific functions.

Today we’ll explore what a forming press is, including how they work and what they’re used for.


What is a forming press?

Forming presses are a type of steam-powered machine that manipulates pieces of metal into a required shape. ‘Forming’ is used as an umbrella term for many types of metal presses, including stamp and press machines.


How does a forming press work?

Forming press machines use CNC (Computer Numerical Control) technology to shape metal with the application of pressure.

Each customer will provide their specifications, which can be saved on the system for future use.

CNC ensures accurate results each and every time – with a forming press, you never have to worry about wasted materials or faulty parts.


What can a forming press be used for?

Due to being such a diverse tool, forming press machines can:

  • Bend
  • Blank
  • Coin
  • Deep-draw
  • Emboss
  • Flange
  • Hem
  • Punch
  • Roll
  • Stamp
  • Turn

With so many different functions, forming press machines can be used to create anything from intricate dentistry tools to large machinery parts.


Which industries favour a forming press?

Forming presses can produce delicate pieces, robust parts, and everything in between, making them suitable for a number of industries.

Medical sectors favour forming presses to create tools necessary for surgery. In these cases, they can’t afford any mistakes to be made – but with accuracy being a key benefit of forming press machines, they don’t have to worry about incorrect results.

With the ability to produce the same shape time after time, forming presses are also used when creating parts for aerospace and motor engineering. Parts can be produced quickly and easily, reducing production costs – an advantage that is hard to ignore.


What are the benefits of used forming press machines?

Forming press machines are firstly a cost-effective and reliable approach to producing shapes. However, there are a number of other benefits, including:

  • Compatible with a range of metals and alloys.
  • Able to work with a range of thicknesses.
  • Can combine multiple techniques to streamline operations.
  • Suitable for small runs and production trials.
  • Used across multiple industries to create a diverse range of products.


Find out more with Cambridge Dynamics

If you’re interested in using a forming press for your project, you’re in the right place.

Cambridge Dynamics assists a range of industries to fulfil their manufacturing needs at competitive prices. Our team have years of experience under their belts, meaning they can assist you in choosing the most appropriate forming application for your component.

For more information on forming presses, all you have to do is get in touch with us today. You can call us on 01480 459 555, or send your questions to enquiries@cambridgedynamics.co.uk and one of our experts will get back to you as soon as they can.

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