Case Study: Forming a Metal Part with the 800-ton press

31 ½ inches, 54 pounds Ramp

The sheer length, 31 ½ inches, and weight, 54 pounds, were key factors in the customer selecting Ultra as the supplier of their ramp.  Our 800-ton Minster metal stamping press combined with our secondary operations proved Ultra could handle the ramp’s production all at ONE facility.
The ramp is produced utilizing a progressive stamping die that includes only ONE forming station to complete that stage of production. We designed this forming station to include five different operations to be performed in ONE hit. The edges, top, sides, lips are being formed along with coining on the top of the ramp. This forming station is made of bronze material to better protect the cosmetic integrity of the ramp.

The edge quality of the ramp is of critical importance for it to correctly operate on the elliptical equipment; and it can also be clearly seen by the end-user. A detailed finishing process is followed to ensure the edges are smooth and meet cosmetic standards.

  • Deburring of sharp edges.
  • Polishing of edges with hand sander.
  • Washing the ramp in hot, soapy water and drying with microfiber cloth.
  • Removing the protective coating for final assembly.

 

Deburring a metal stamped part

Watch the 800-ton press stamp this heavy-duty metal part.

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