At Pressmark, we produce on average 1,100,000 pressings every month on a range of presses that start at 150-tonne capacity and rise to 1,200-tonne capacity. Our largest bed size for stamping is 76 ft2 (7m2), which allows us to manufacture large components alongside our much smaller high volume components. With a mixture of single and double action presses, we have the flexibility to deliver efficiency through our tandem lines competitively. We also have progression presses in our plant list that we utilise for competitive volume components too. Whether it is simple punching or more complex drawing, our equipment and expertise can deliver the most technical of pressing products.
Our pressing / stamping capabaility
Over the years, Pressmark have increased the capability and capacity of their plant and equipment. Today they have an enviable range of equipment that is suited to a variety of industries, as they are capable of producing both high and low volume products, as well as small and large products too. We can also produce products in a wide variety of standard materials, as well as some more exotic materials.
Customers often ask what our press capacity is. Firstly, we have our output capacity, where we currently run a two shift system from 6am through to 10pm. By adding a third shift, we have the ability to increase our output capacity. Secondly, we measure the physical capacity of our presses and this varies from 150 to 1,200 tonnes, with a variety of bed sizes. A matrix of this is available from the Downloads section of our website.
The blanking process is the most commonly used of all processes in the pressings industry. At Pressmark, blanking is our most common pressing process too. Effectively, blanking is a process that removes the material which is required for the product and the metal that remains is the waste. Through careful nesting, Pressmark reduce any waste to a bare minimum, thus reducing the cost of the end product.
Deep drawing is a process used across a variety of industries. This process allows us to form a sheet metal blank into an open hollow body, by pushing the material in to a die using a punch. The deep drawing process ensures that the material is not stretched and remains at it’s original thickness, therefore keeping its’ original strength. Deep drawn parts are most popular with our automotive customers.