ACB 1200T Superplastic Forming/ 600T Hot Creep Forming Press


Supports experimental research programmes one step further with test work performed on large single and multi-sheet production components. This work usually follows the validation of simulation models and forming curves carried out via experimental trials on smaller-scale representative geometries on the ACB 200T SPF Press.

It has a unique capability for a research environment to form large fullscale aerospace parts for a range of applications including jet engines


  • — 1200 T press capable of SPF and diffusion bonding
  • — Overall dimensions – H7656mm, W6515mm, D4499mm
  • — 2400x2000mm heating platens
  • — Machine control & monitoring system
  • — Static force from 500kN to 12000kN
  • — Max daylight 2000mm
  • — Main ram stroke 1500mm
  • — Tool thermocouples – 12
  • — Heating power 375kW
  • — Temperature accuracy at 950oC - +/10oC
  • — Number of gas lines: 3

Lab: AFRC - Hot forging and forming capability
Location: AFRC
85 inchinnan drive
Owner: Anisa Butt

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