The paper explains why cold forming – the extrusion of a part from a blank – is a fast, economical way to produce robust, complex components as well as the simple, high volume components with which it is historically associated. The process is capable of delivering precision engineered parts with up to 80% less scrap than machine processes, offering an attractive process option for any component manufacturer in the current economic climate.
The white paper goes on to discuss such topics as stress deformation, mechanical integrity and dimensional tolerances to give a deeper technical understanding of the benefits of cold forming before highlighting some of Dawson Shanahan’s recent innovations, including a revolutionary needle-free syringe and a container for the purpose of holding nitrogen gas over long periods without leakage, both of which were achieved by cold forming aluminium to high levels of specification.
The paper concludes by discussing how the research and development of cold forming has increasingly shifted from ‘experience-
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With over 60 years experience, Dawson Shanahan Limited is the leading global specialist in cold forming and machining of high precision, customer specified copper, aluminium, ferrous and assembled components. Established in 1943, the company is based in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire and currently employs 55 people in its 2800 m² purpose built factory. Dawson Shanahan offers a complete solution, with everything from prototype to production, being designed and manufactured in house to reduce both manufacturing lead time and costs for its customers.
With over 80% of its business being exported, the company’s products meet the demands of a wide range of sectors including aerospace, automotive, electronics, laser, medical, packaging, plasma, power distribution, telecoms and welding. For more information visit the company’s website at www.dawson-shanahan.co.uk.