Innovation and Diversification

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As a predominantly automotive manufacturer for many years,  and with the recent growth of the company,  we realised the importance of diversification. Our diversification strategy lead us to a project within the Rail industry.

A local company was producing train seat backs through a super form process.Superforming is a hot metal forming process that uses similar principles to thermoforming plastics, where a sheet of metal is heated and forced into a male or female form using gas pressure.  When the metal cools, it is removed from the tool producing the finished component.  This process took approximately seven to ten minutes.

We took the existing design and provided an innovative solution to omit this lengthy process.   A tool was designed to press the form in one blow, cutting the overall cost of producing the part dramatically.

“The answer’s yes……..What’s the question?”