In the last 20 years, rail journeys have doubled, prompting the biggest rail modernisation program since Victorian times, including HS2 and Crossrail.

With current rolling stock having to be refurbished, we can replace like for like components with original materials, but in new rolling stock, the use of aluminium is more prevalent to reduce the weight of rolling stock, which in turn reduces CO2 emissions. With our knowledge in aluminium pressings, we have the opportunity to assist customers with modernising their rolling stock.

Modern European Tram
Modern European Tram

Product Design

Utilising the honed skills within our business, we can add value to your business by not only saving time on designing the required product, but designing it for manufacture too. By understanding the needs of your business and the capabilities of ours, we can ensure that you get great value for money with a product that is fit for purpose.

New product development is the complete process of bringing a new product to market. A clear understanding of the customer requirements, along with the competitive environment and the nature of the market, represent the most important factors for the success of a new product.

Pressmark are capable of producing a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), which is the first step of in any reliability study. By reviewing the product to identify failure modes, and their causes and effects, we can record the failure modes and their resulting effects on the rest of the system in a specific FMEA worksheet.

By utilising Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software, Pressmark can reduce the need for costly prototypes, eliminating rework and delays, as well as saving time and development costs. Our FEA software allows us to analyse our metal components by either linear or nonlinear stress analysis.