We talk about cold forming when the metal working, whatever they are, takes place at room temperature.
Unlike traditional production processes, which involve heating the metal before being able to mold it, the cold deformation technique proves to be innovative and brings with it a series of advantages both for the company that uses it and for the end customer, who will get the maximum benefit!
In Prodotti EBI we like to define ourselves as “specialists in cold forming”: we have invested time and resources to make the most of this type of molding and obtain products of the highest quality. Today we want to share with you the main advantages of cold forming, to bring you into our world and make you better understand how we work.
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The lack of the need to heat steel, aluminum, copper or any other metal before you can shape it, translates into a very important energy saving. This means, for the company that works metal cold, the possibility of being able to boast a greater environmental sustainability and also a clear economic saving, with a consequent decrease in prices compared to the competitors that work metal hot. Cold forming is an ecological choice which, at the same time, allows us to be competitive on the market!
Since the modeling of sheet metal takes place exclusively thanks to the force exerted by mechanical presses, the precision is almost millimeter and the piece obtained usually does not need further processing or finishing operations. This means that the quality of the pieces produced remains constant from the beginning to the end of production and that all, or almost all, can be placed directly on the market. The precision of cold deformation therefore allows for waste to be reduced to a minimum: a further contribution to the company’s economic savings!
Cold forming technology is, on average, 100 times faster than traditional hot deformation. This factor, combined with the precision of the technique, allows you to produce a high amount of components in no time!
Cold forming acts by deformation of the metal, and not by its removal; as a result, less material is required to produce each component. In this way it’s possible to minimize waste, while maximizing precision and production.
Last, but not least, is the performance that the finished product can provide. The processing to which it is subjected allows to maintain the fibrous structure of the starting material unaltered, as the grains present in the metal are not cut but distributed; this means being able to obtain greater toughness and hardness in the finished product.
Choosing cold forming means taking a decision that is both ecological, economic and valuable.
You will also have an excellent quality-price ratio for precise and performing components!
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