Never doing anything by chance, defining exact planning processes, providing precise engineering solutions and simulations as well as performing a high-end production with best materials: these are the cornerstones of our activities in the cold forming sector. We are processing all materials like steel, stainless steel, aluminium alloys, high-temperature resisting steels, titanium etc. on our efficient and modern machines of up to 6 forming stages.
Cold massive forming is versatile and provides ideal solutions for a wide range of joining requirements. In addition to the high processing speed, we achieve premium quality through dimensional accuracy and high load-bearing capacity. At the same time, we also achieve low material consumption. The challenge in cold forming is to manufacture the end product directly. This enables us to keep post-processing costs to a minimum and to produce more economically.
Our production range from 2 to 23 mm shaft diameter and a length of 180 mm provides opportunities to change formerly forged or turned parts in cold formed or combination parts. Concerning the post-processing, we also trust in machines of the newest generation like SPC-controlled thread rolls and CNC-based turning equipment. As also engineering, tool construction, wire drawing and others are performed in-house, we have the capability and flexibility to produce minimum quantities, like samples and prototypes, with a high profitability.
The philosophy of TIGGES, to provide as well engineering as production services for customer specific connection parts, requires a competent project management.
Trust in us and give us the opportunity to analyze if a switch from your formerly turned to cold formed or combined parts might be possible.
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We only use high-quality machines to manufacture our products. At the same time, we invest year after year in our machinery in order not only to meet our own requirements, but also to be able to continue to be the industry leader in the future.
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INFORMATION ON THE SUBJECT OF COLD FORMING
Cold forming is a high-speed forming process in which materials are plastically deformed. The compressive stress that is generated fundamentally changes the material properties, but differs from material to material.
The manufacturing process for the production of connecting elements involves various methods of material processing: Cold forming, thread rolling as well as upsetting and extrusion processes.
As a rule, pressing is conducted in coordinated steps to gradually extract the end product. At TIGGES, this multi-stage pressing is carried out in up to 6 stages.
When we start the production of drawing parts, we ask ourselves which machining process for the desired element is material-friendly and economically efficient.
The strengths of cold forming lie in precise and precisely fitting surface structures. It is therefore highly suitable for high-quality installation systems with tight dimensional tolerances. At the same time, this type of production offers cost savings, since comparatively little energy is required with little heat input (due to preheating). Cold formed parts can be produced faster thanks to shorter throughput times. Strength increases with the degree of forming.
The material also plays a major role. The higher the basic strength of the material, the stronger the forming forces, so that hot forming may be more suitable.
The complexity of the machines and systems in which our products are used is constantly on the rise. The components are designed to suit individual applications and spatial conditions.
At the same time, the basic strength and variety of materials are increasing, often reaching the limits of current technologies. Not everyone is able to form copper, for example, because the material is very soft and can therefore only withstand very low loads.
With our machinery, we at TIGGES are already prepared today for the challenges of tomorrow. We rely on our decades of experience in the field of cold forming and know exactly how to implement your project with the utmost intelligence.
During the forming process, the metal is plastically deformed and then retains its new shape. In order to avoid cracks and defects in the material during the structural change, it is not loaded beyond the material-specific tensile strength. The load limit varies depending on the material.