Engineers appreciate titanium for its unparalleled strength-to-weight ratio and its resistance to corrosion. It’s no surprise that this remarkable metal is used in a wide range of demanding applications, from propellers of ocean-going vessels to jet engines to tiny parts in the smart phone you’re probably using. And because it’s non-toxic and binds well with human bone, titanium can be used in a variety of medical devices and implants. Read the rest of this entry »
The hydroforming equipment used by Jones Metal Products allows the use of blanks up to 32.5 inches in diameter and can exert forming pressure of up to 10,000 psi. Those numbers might have you thinking that hydroforming is all about making large and expensive parts for such specialized applications as ultra-durable parts for jet engines, swoopy body panels for sports cars and other exotic pieces. But it would be a mistake to dismiss hydroforming when your needs call for production of small parts. Many of the advantages of hydroforming are particularly advantageous when producing small items. Read the rest of this entry »
As a complementary service to hydroforming and deep drawn metal stamping, Jones Metal Products offers in-house Nadcap approved heat treating for aluminum parts. These quality services include annealing, solution treating, stress relieving, aging, glycol quenching and cryogenic treatment.
To keep production on schedule, we take parts right off the press for same-day Nadcap approved heat treating. Read the rest of this entry »
Hydroforming process applications—in industries as diverse as aerospace, automotive, cookware and medical—share one thing in common. They all benefit from hydroforming’s distinctive metal forming advantages, cost-effectiveness and focus on quality.
The hydroforming process is especially suited for small runs of irregularly contoured parts, in contrast to metal stamping, which is more appropriate for larger runs of symmetrically shaped parts. Typically, parts in hydroforming process applications can be formed in a single operation, compared to two or three in metal stamping processes. Plus, hydroforming achieves precise tolerances, especially critical for the aerospace market. Read the rest of this entry »
Jones Metal Products fabricates metal parts for a wide range of applications, working with hydroforming blank sizes up to 32.5 inches. For deep draw hydroforming operations, we draw to depths of up to 14 inches with a maximum forming diameter of 27.5 inches.
Using 11 hydroforming presses, Jones Metal Products forms parts from hydroforming blank sizes from 15 to 32.5 inches. In addition to deep draw hydroforming, Jones Metal has the capability to make hydroformed parts with draw depths of less than 3 inches. Read the rest of this entry »
Jones Metal Products provides customers the service of an experienced team of toolmakers and engineers who work to develop deep draw stamping prototypes, from the concept through the design phase, prototype production, testing and refinement.
Our engineers review the feasibility of concepts and help bring them to reality while making certain the deep draw stamping prototypes they create will result in parts that meet or exceed specifications. They do this for applications in a broad spectrum of industries, including aerospace, defense, automotive, medical and commercial lighting. Read the rest of this entry »