Metal forming may be done in various ways, and it has a myriad of uses. The type of metal to be worked will determine whether it is formed – or reshaped – while hot or cold, or possibly just warm, and exactly which process is used to form it. Hot working processes include extrusion and forging, while cold working processes including drawing, shearing and bending. Rolling may be done when the metal is hot or cold. In all instances, the shape of the material is literally transformed, by compressing, bending or stretching it in a particular way. Since metal is formed to make any number of items from thumbtacks and wire to metal sheets, tubes and pipes, there are many variations and forming techniques. The machinery and other equipment required is also hugely varied. Metal forming automation increases production efficiency and streamlines processes.
MESH Offers Expertise in Metal Forming Automation
MESH Automation designs, engineers, manufactures, tests and assembles metal forming automation systems for many applications including manufacturing, conveyor systems, pick and place, motion control and drive systems, as well as complex, highly efficient robotic systems.
We provide automated presses, robotic loaders, safety upgrades, assembly stations, inspection stations, gauging solutions and process line control system upgrades for the broad range of metal forming industries. These solutions are often tied in with our automated welding solutions to meet the challenges that our customers face.
We know that manufacturers need smaller, more flexible systems that can cope with numerous changeovers to improve safety and help to increase productivity. The metal forming industry as a whole wants automated solutions for high-speed applications and potentially dangerous situations where parts are too heavy or cumbersome for manual handling. This flexibility and agility differentiates what we can offer in terms of smart automated systems in an increasingly challenging market.
MESH robotics, vision systems, safety controls and machine building experience are available to assist you with automating your processes. We have the experience combined with process knowledge and a deep understanding of the products and services in the metal forming industry to help you meet the demands and increasing requirements involved in automated stamping, fabricating and forming.
In all cases, MESH can offer track and trace software packages, remote diagnostic capabilities and ongoing support and service contracts.
Contact us to discuss what we can do to provide the best possible metal forming solution to meet your needs.