It’s hard to imagine life without air-conditioners, cars, aeroplanes, and speakers. The modern world has provided people with the means and tools to make life easier, but none of these would ever become the dependable commodities they are without the right parts.
Measured in Big and Small
In a world that’s measured in millimetres and kilometres simultaneously, there hasn’t been a time when specialised parts have seen greater demand. Engineering has evolved in its meticulousness, to the point where in every template in the handbook is thrown out in favour of a newer, more specific, and more efficient design alternatives.
Metal pressing companies such as Winward Engineering in Aldridge have fine-tuned their products by making finer and finer specifications to be able to accommodate greater and stricter variation in client needs. Some industries may even require parts to be turned from base metals into alloys for job-specific advantages, through pressing and spinning. The Aerospace, Automotive, Electrical, and Defence industries require the electrical or thermal conductivity of beryllium copper, or the high strength levels of steel alloys in many of their parts.
Metal pressing and spinning has given engineers and designers a method through which they can create literally anything they can think of and whatever the job demands. The process solves many engineering and architectural conundrums that were fodder for riddles years before. Because of these methods, lighter engines are made, allowing planes to travel farther; light shades can produce more power for longer, while incorporating a certain amount of creativity in the design, giving it a look worthy of a showroom.
Other industries that utilise job specific metal fabrication include Medicine, Construction, Lighting, Commercial Manufacturing, Marine Research, and Agriculture.
Machines That Press
Historically, metal was shaped by hammers and brute force, offering little to no consideration for design or efficiency. The trade of the times lay in strength and dependability, it didn’t matter how much power of energy a machine or part used up, just as long as it could be used.
Modern machines use hydraulics to deliver ten times the historical force with greater precision, putting the material under less stress, making the product stronger in comparison. The evolution of machine presses catapulted humanity into the modern era of construction and everything else is riding the momentum faster to the future.