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Lighting industry, mechanical engineering, medical technology, electrical engineering, sanitary engineering, packaging, consumer goods, control technologies and exhaust systems
ARCA is a customer that runs a worldwide trade in control valve systems. We produce their products' casing covers for them. The parts that we make have a thickness of up to 6 mm and are deep drawn using our 400-KN press, proving the breadth of our processing capacities from the thinnest to the very heaviest sheet metal.
ARCA control valves are used in heavy industry and refineries, and need to be able to deal with nominal pressures of up to 400 bar at temperatures up to 600° C. The ARCA case involves the following steps in the process chain: deep drawing - final machining and rework - surface treatment.
Allma Volkmann is a leading manufacturer of filament twisting machinery.
To satisfy the key demand of the lowest possible level of friction when twisting, we have developed an innovative anodised surface to minimise friction between spun parts and filament.
This achievement provides an example of our work in the extended process chain, including metal shaping, final machining and high-quality surfacing — all from a single source.
The Allma Volkmann case involves the following steps in the process chain: Pressing – punching – anodisation.
Product developers generally assume that sheet metal shaping always involves an associated and costly final machining effort when the application needs to respect the narrowest tolerances and provide the highest possible dimensional precision.
Intelligent design of the shaping process allowed us to eliminate the need for such final machining in our manufacturing process for the connection pieces for exhaust systems that we made for our customer Witzenmann, thus reducing their costs substantially. All of which was good for Witzenmann and bad for their competitors.
HEPCO&BECKER sets the global benchmark in the field of motorcycle cases. With the precise reproduction of the detailed design of the aluminium top case we prove the potentials of our Hydroforming technology especially for visible parts.
Due to our FEM simulation we have been able to deliver the feasibility evaluation of the design in advance.
When manufacturing Dom Pérignon's exclusive Champagne coolers (designed by Marc Newson), we set the benchmark in terms of minimum tolerances and perfect surface finish.
The upper piece of the Dom Pérignon wine cooler was seamlessly produced using a classic press process, while its lower component was manufactured using deep drawing to fit precisely onto the upper piece. The product's quality appearance was achieved using a fine grinding process followed by a high-quality painting or anodisation process.
The case of the Dom Pérignon Champagne provides a graphic example of the following process chain:
Pressing – deep drawing – surface treatment, thus satisfying the premium requirements of a branded product in the luxury segment of the market.