Tag: forming

21

Sep2017
When people think of PTM, they tend to think of parts, and the design, tooling, and fabrication processes associated with them. That’s understandable: Parts of all types and sizes are the core of our business, and the basis for our reputation. But we don’t just know how to make parts ... Read More

14

Sep2012

THE ART OF FOURSLIDE

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THE ART OF FOURSLIDESo What is a Fourslide Machine? A fourslide is a machine used to form small stamped components out of wire stock or coils of steel.  Essentially, the machine is a horizontally arranged stamping press.  This horizontal design is really the key to how the machine operates.  Moving slides, that ... Read More

14

Sep2012

DIE BASICS

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DIE BASICSA Beginners Guide To Stamping Dies The art of metal forming is a pretty complex and complicated process. A good working knowledge of the dies used to form sheet metal can be very helpful when discussing your next project.  This article is intended to give a high level overview of metal forming, ... Read More