Pressmark produces about 1,000,000 stampings monthly. We make pressings on a range of presses starting at 150 and rising to 1,200-tonne capacity. Our largest bed size for stamping is 76 ft2 (7m2). This larger size allows us to make large parts. With single and double action presses, we are flexible and deliver productivity through our competitive tandem lines. We also have progression presses in our plant list for competitive volume components. Whether simple punching or more complex drawing, our equipment and knowledge deliver a range of specialised pressing products.
Our pressing capability
Each year, Pressmark increase the capability and capacity of its plant and equipment. Today they have a good range of equipment suited to various industries. In addition, Pressmark produces both high and low-volume products, as well as small and large products. They also make products in a wide variety of standard and more exotic materials.
Customers often ask what our press capacity is. Firstly, we have our output capacity, running a two-shift system from 6 am to 10 pm. Then, by adding a third shift, we can increase our output capacity. Secondly, we measure the physical capability of our presses, which varies from 150 to 1,200 tonnes, with various bed sizes. A table of these presses is available from the Downloads section of our website.
The blanking process is the most commonly used of all methods in the pressings industry. At Pressmark, blanking is our most common process. Blanking is a method that removes waste material, leaving only the material required for the product. Through careful nesting, Pressmark reduces waste to a minimum, reducing the cost of the end product.
Deep drawing is a process we use across a variety of industries. During this process, we form a sheet metal blank into an open hollow body. We do this by pushing the material into a die using a punch. The deep drawing process ensures the material is not stretched and remains at its original thickness, keeping its’ original strength. Deep-drawn parts are most popular with our automotive customers.