A drawing press that is suitable for both cold- and hot-forming processes has been developed for the forming of titanium parts. A custom-designed heating chamber is installed in the press for hot forming. It heats the titanium blanks to temperatures of 1292-1742°F (700-950°C) before they are formed in the hot-deep drawing die. The press bed is equipped with water cooling and a ceramic insulation layer for protection. In cold operation, the press has a slide force of 3,150 kN and a bed cushion force of 1,250 kN compared to 800 and 250 kN in hot operation.
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