Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS) announced that it offers accurate, repeatable and powerful slide forming machinery, ideal for economical production of intricate springs, stampings, and wire forms. Slide forming machines produce parts that may cost substantially less than parts produced from power press tools. Tooling is also substantially less expensive. Complex forming operations that add cost to progressive tooling can be formed easily on slide forming machinery. Parts produced using slide forming machinery include welded medical bands, surgical staples, wire formed clamps, retention spring clips, blade locks, clutch springs, and float wires.
The slide forming machinery, including Fourslide, Multislide and Vertislide tools, do not need a carrying web like that needed by progressive tools, resulting in significantly reduced material scrap. When the cost of materials is high, minimizing waste is key to running the part cost-effectively. This advantage is particularly pronounced in parts made of stainless steel, Inconel, copper, some brasses, and beryllium copper, where scrap can range from 20 percent to 50-60 percent.
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