At Ace Precision, skilled technicians use conventional and unconventional tools to form nickel and cobalt based alloys, stainless steels, and aluminum. We design and manufacture all form tooling, which facilitates faster development times, more consistent quality, and lower costs, while our design engineers possess a wealth of experience and knowledge that provides customers with cost savings and quality improvement options.
Always seeking to increase our in-house capabilities, Ace Precision purchased a Triform hydro-forming machine, with a larger working envelope and a maximum blank size of 25″. This new technology provides a stepwise application of hydraulic pressure, providing more draw depth per operation at a lower cost. The Triform joins our existing pair of 15″ hydro-form machines – all capable of 10,000 PSI. The smaller, continuous draw machines use dynamic punch techniques to meet a variety of forming requirements, while capitalizing on faster production rates. Benefits of hydroforming include: economical tooling, efficient production rates, and the ability to hold close tolerances on a variety of intricate shapes. Materials can be drawn slowly allowing the material to flow, which helps avoid cracking and tearing. Generally, our parts have two draws and an in-process anneal to set the material.
Ace Precision has seven expansion forming machines. Expansion forming produces shapes in cylindrical parts with tight radii using containments, and optimizes material utilization by minimizing drop off that other forming methods produce. This method of forming produces close tolerances in profiles, concentricity, diameters, and roundness with no tool marks. The working envelope of expansion forming at Ace Precision is 3″ to 36″ diameters with heights ranging from under 1″ to 36″.
We maintain two roll forming machines that produce coined radii on cylindrical parts. These machines are capable of rolling material thicknesses up to .090 in aerospace alloys. Roll forming typically allows for low tooling costs, quick set up times, higher production rates and excellent part-to-part consistency.
Our hydraulic presses have maximum capacity of 300 tons and a working envelope of 36″ x 36″ x 36″. Hydraulic presses are used for punching, extruding, flattening, flaring, and draw forming. These machines are outfitted with quick-change, interchangeable tooling that facilitates reduced set up times and improves machine utilization and efficiency.
Ace Precision is truly your one-stop source for your manufacturing and remanufacturing needs. Using state-of-the-art equipment, our staff combines discipline and creativity to deliver powerful results. Almost nothing is outsourced! Because Ace Precision capabilities encompass all areas of metal forming, fabrication and testing, we maintain process control from start to finish.