February 10, 2009
Interlaken's turnkey, fully automated hot stamping press system is suitable for volume manufacturing of complex automotive components from strong, light materials. According to the company, the press eliminates springback problems in high-strength materials processing.
The steel blank is heated evenly, formed at precise pressures, and then cooled at controlled temperatures in the die. A uniform quenching or hardening cooling process takes place while the hydraulic press dwells for a few seconds. Because the part is rapidly cooled in the die while the press is dwelling, springback is minimal.
With quick-change dies and tooling, the hydraulic press system can be configured to manufacture a variety of parts with very little downtime.
System alarms can be set to notify operators of changes detected in any step of the hot stamping process.