Deep Drawing is a process used to give sheet metal a 3-dimensional shape, like a cup or bowl. We can design a specific part for you based on your specifications or create the prototype for a piece you have sketched out using our machines. For parts that require deep drawing, shell-forming, or other metal manufacturing processes to be custom-created, the Newport Steel team is here to serve you.
Our engineers will work with you to create an efficient process, ensuring that you promptly have the needed parts. Whether you have drawings ready or prefer us to help develop them from scratch, we look forward to serving your needs and creating the high-quality products your business needs.
The cold metal drawing process allows the metal to be shaped at room temperature, using a two-step molding and stamping process. In the first step, a blank piece of metal is stamped out using a mold. Then, in the second step, hydroforming is used to apply water pressure and shape the metal into its desired form.
The hot drawing process is still used today, but only when making parts that cannot be cold-formed. Grade 5 6Al-4V titanium, for example, is too soft and easily damaged to use cold forming methods. By using a hot drawing press to squeeze the metal between two dies heated to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, we can create intricate shapes. This process takes about an hour for each piece to be made: however, it’s one of the most effective methods for producing small or specific parts in metal.
Drawing is a metalworking method used to produce a shaped metal part by elongating the metal, usually with a fixed tool known as a die. The drawing process produces sheets, bars, tubes, and wire blanks that are typically worked further into net shape parts before being formed, machined, or welded into final products.
Drawing is a metalworking technique, whereas Deep Drawing is a metal forming technique. Deep drawing, also known as rotary drawing, is a material-retention shape modification process involving drawing sheet metal into large radii. A series of progressive dies are then used to achieve the deep shape. It differs from standard drawing, which usually does not exceed 125% of a blank’s thickness.
We can produce high-quality products that meet your design requirements using state-of-the-art equipment and technology. Our press capabilities include single draw, draw/reverse draw, and reverse/reduce draw. With our equipment’s flexibility, we can meet your needs with various materials and production runs, producing high-quality pieces, part after part.
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