Applications : Cutting Formatting

The stamping and / or forming of parts with tooling to follow is commonly done with a press which can be a mechanical press as well as a pneumatic press. The machine must be equipped with the tools necessary for the various operations of cutting and forming one after the other in order to reduce to the maximum the time of production and thus to gain in profitability. 

EMG, manufacturer of presses for assembly, stamping, riveting, bending as well as cutting/forming has a wide range of standard presses. We can also manufacture special machines and equipment to measure in order to meet your specific needs. 


Cutting and/or formatting of parts with a tracking toolWhat is cutting and forming by mechanical or pneumatic press?

 

The cutting and forming of metal parts is a process in which the materials undergo two different treatments one after the other. The machine tools specifically designed for this type of work do not require the removal of the part to be cut and formed between each operation, which saves time and increases productivity. 

The press is operated, first, to cut the sheet metal according to the given shape, length, size. The operator does not need to move the part in the press or remove it for the second forming process to start. 
 

What type of press should I choose for cutting/forming metal parts?


Stamping/forming can be done with mechanical presses for the production of large numbers of complex parts in several consecutive operations but in a single press stroke. Pneumatic presses can also be used for the cutting and forming of simple parts in smaller series with an increased productivity compared to the use of two machines (press for cutting and another for bending or stamping for example). The operator's work is simplified with this type of press. Manufactured in accordance with current standards, its safety is also ensured. 

In the industrial field, the tooling, specially made to manufacture parts in several operations, is very expensive and requires important studies as well as a complex development reserved for productions of very large numbers of parts (several million sometimes).
 
At EMG, we started from the principle that performing several actions on the same area or on different parts of the part to be machined with a single press would increase the productivity of our customers. We have therefore combined, within a single tooling, several tools to offer better repeatability but also to facilitate the work of the operator. To do this, each of the tools will perform a simple operation, in a determined chronological order, to obtain a finished result of a fully formed and cut part. 

The material is fed into the tool and moves through each station with a precise step at each press stroke. These different actions make it possible to obtain all the operations necessary for manufacturing with a single press stroke.