Next-Level HMIs Boost Forging Uptime, Control

Graphic Human Machine Interface (HMI) capability allows operators to see how a forging press is functioning and speeds local/remote diagnostics and troubleshooting. Although today’s forging industry is the result of more than a century of process developments, forging presses are delivering better results thanks to the capabilities of HMIs to improve production uptime and process control. A Human-Machine Interface (HMI) is a user interface or dashboard that connects...

Forging in the Aerospace Industry

In the aerospace manufacturing industry, Ajax/CECO/Erie Press equipment plays a large role. The equipment is utilized in a variety of fashions to bend, bond, form, and straighten metal into components like airframes, fuselages, and spars. As the largest forging equipment supplier in North America, providing service to the world, with over a century of experience in the forging industry, Ajax/CECO/Erie Press is the preferred supplier to many industries--including the...

The shape of things to come – aerospace

Within aerospace manufacturing, a wide variety of heavy-duty, metal-forming, hydraulic presses with capacities of 10,000 tons or more are required to bend, form, bond, or straighten aluminum, titanium, and alloys into structures and components such as fuselages, spars, and airframes. Technical writer, Del Williams examines aerospace metal forming to provide an expert survey of the key equipment and processes, in the Aerospace Manufacturing...

Overcoming the economic downturn in the forging industry

 Properly managing necessary forging equipment repairs, rebuilds or remanufactures will keep the industry forging on even through the economic downturn. During the current economic slump, the forging industry, like many others have experienced great shortages and disruption of the international supply chain. This has posed great opportunities for North American forging companies to regain the share of domestic customers and shorten lead times with onshore...

Comparison Shopping

North American forgers can optimize processes, uptime, and cost for the long haul with responsive expertise and readily available parts and service by selecting homegrown machinery. In this article published by Modern Metals the benefits of purchasing forging equipment domestically are outlined:   Future proofing – forging machines can be in operation for decades; manufacturers will want to have a domestic partner to assist with parts and service on...

HMI capabilities increasing forging uptime

Human Machine Interface (HMI) technology enables operators to visualize how a forging press is operating and improves real-time remote support such as troubleshooting and training. While the modern-day forging process is over a century old—forging presses are no stranger to process and technological development. HMI capabilities have changed the way manufacturing works by improving production uptime and process control. At Ajax/Ceco/Erie Press we utilize HMI as a...

Custom Forging Press Provides Required Precision to Forge Titanium Parts

When aerospace and medical device manufacturers need titanium parts produced in volume with exceptional precision and quality, it is often assumed that CNC machining is the best metalworking approach. However, with recent advances in the controls and automation of hydraulic forging presses, precision parts can now be forged to extremely tight tolerances and finished with additional machining if necessary. Ajax/CECO/Erie Press Hydraulic Forging Press The author of this...

Bridging the forging industry workforce gap with AR

Augmented Reality technology in the forging industry can provide expert step-by-step troubleshooting and training remotely. This forging technology will dramatically increase uptime and productivity. Today, forging companies are facing significant workforce challenges that can lead to decreased productivity and increased downtime. Manufacturers are struggling to find skilled workers to replace those who are retiring and to develop young workers to fill the knowledge...

500,000 hours worked safely!

Our Team celebrated this great accomplishment today and made it our GAME DAY so we could sport our individual team jerseys. We care about each one of our members and strive to work efficiently AND safely in all aspects of our...

Labor Shortage: Automation Bridging the Gap

Turnkey automated forging systems are helping forgers to address the ongoing skilled labor shortage successfully. Industrial Equipment News Jan 17th, 2022 Del Williams As the nation's economy faces an ongoing labor shortage, automation will play a key role in bridging the labor gap for the forging industry. This is particularly true for Tier-2 metalworking shops, competing with larger OEMs and Tier 1 shops for the small talent pool of skilled workers. According to...