Press Technology (plastic processing technology）
World-Class Press Technology that can quickly form complex and precise shapes.
Press forming technology.
There are three main press technologies: blanking, bending, and forging. A wide range of knowledge and experience is required to implement these technologies, including the characteristics of material and die mechanisms. FCC, fully using the know-how cultivated through precision equipment manufacturing, owns technology that enables forming in a single shot and can contribute to lighter weight, process saving (near-net-shape), and cost reductions.
Predictive Analysis for efficient development
We have experience and the various threshold values for forming, and die stress to maximize the process while identifying any potential for defects, shortening the overall development timeline.
Intial design studies performed with Mass Production in mind, including stress and strain date and rapid CAE analysis streamlining the development process.
Die Design Capability
Expedited Trials and Events
Analysis and Evaluation
Mechanical property analysis (tensile test appearance)
Steel cross-sectional structure Evaluation
analysis by SEM
FAD Method (sheet steel drawing technology)
Features / Advantages
Increased Productivity by Reducing the Number of Processes
To form sophisticated tooth profiles that require multiple processes, the FAD process completes the process in a single pressing. It reduces the cycle time and realizes cost reductions through reduced processing loads.
Offering Best Product Shapes
FCC has cultivated its expertise in press technology through more than 30 years of research and development. Based on data accumulated through more than 10 years of experience in CAE analysis technology, we propose optimal lightweight, high-precision, and space-efficient product shapes.
Ensured Strength and Durability for Peace of Mind and Safety
Using the FAD process products that require different thicknesses for different zones can be formed in one process. This creates high quality processing that combines accuracy and speed for automotive parts. This includes clutch drums, which require high strength and durability.
Supporting Mass Production with expedited launch capabilities
Products for a variety of applications are processable using a general-purpose mechanical press. Space-saving and versatile
Comparison of GROB Rolling and FAD Method
Greatly Contributing to Cost Reduction by Adopting FAD Method.
GROB rolling method was regarded as the mainstream in the processing working of tooth profile parts.The tooth profile of product is processed by two roller-shaped press dies.
|FAD Method||GROB Rolling Method |
(general tooth profile forming method)
|Number of Processing Cycles||1 (single stroke)||5|
|Forming Time||7 seconds||40 seconds|
Solution to such issues as the following:
Reduce product processing cost
Produce high quality products which are currently produced locally, at overseas locations
Efficiently produce durable parts
Offer solutions for products that meet customer needs
Other Technologies Owned
Double-Action Forming Technology
Transition to double motion in a single action, high load gas cushion in the die to reproduce a double motion.
Cold Forging Spline Forming
Sheet Metal Forming Technology
Sheet Metal Forming Technology
Near Net Shape
Minimized processing allowance.