August 15, 2011
Pryer Technology Group has added two new models to its Triform line of sheet hydroforming presses. The new machines, specifically developed for aircraft parts production, are the first tray-style hydroforming presses manufactured in the U.S. in more than 30 years, according to the company.
The presses use high-pressure hydraulic fluid in a flexible rubber bladder to form sheet metal using a single tool, producing parts in complex geometric shapes. Model 1648BD has a 16- by 48-in. work envelope, while the 2448BD has a 24- by 48-in. work envelope. Both presses deliver standard pressure up to 5,000 PSI, with the 1648BD also available in a 10,000-PSI model.
Some presses in the line are equipped with a hydraulic punch cylinder to allow forming of deep-drawn parts with depths up to 13 in.