Deep Draw Technology

Better Technology. Enhanced Performance.

When customers demand top-quality products, Buckeye Shapeform delivers. Our deep draw technology provides results that far surpass other more expensive and less reliable processes like impact and spinning. With deep draw technology, it’s possible to design seamless one-piece parts with multiple diameters and wall thicknesses, eliminating the need for costly secondary operations. The result: better engineered products that perform under pressure.

The Benefits of Deep Draw Technology  

  • Tightly held tolerances 
  • Multiple diameters with a single seamless part
  • Diameters up to 10 inches; lengths up to 80 inches
  • Multiple wall thicknesses to eliminate vulnerable interfaces and raw material waste
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    Elimination of costly secondary procedures
  • Repetitious manufacturing with repeatable accuracy

Here’s a closer look at some of the advantages:

  • Improved Accuracy: The controlled movement process delivers a refined, highly calibrated product with tolerances in the thousandths.
  • Better Finish: A sealable finish on products of 63 micro-inches or less allows for a more complete product and the direct application of sealing gaskets during final assembly. This eliminates secondary operations.
  • “Flexible” Hardness: Although steel makes sense for some applications, the deep draw process uses aluminum to provide a uniform grain structure and a product that is strong, yet ductile. That’s why our products are better at absorbing vibration, making them well-suited to sensitive electronics and other technology.
  • More From Less: Historically, steel has been less expensive than aluminum; however, steel’s fluctuating prices and tariffs are making it less attractive. And, a pound of aluminum delivers three times the effective material yield of a pound of steel.

When quality matters, deep draw technology delivers. Don’t trust your mission-critical applications to anything but the best technology: deep draw from Buckeye Shapeform.

For more information about deep draw technology, read our white paper, Deep Draw Technology: Making High-Quality Mission-Critical Parts Affordable to Produce.

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“For our rocket launchers, we needed a supplier with expertise in modern fabrication techniques,” said the company’s program manager. “We needed a team that could give us a perfect inner tube every time, without a welded seam, that could withstand the rugged, deadly arena of the battlefield.”

-Classified

“Through extensive conversations and multiple visits to Buckeye Shapeform, we knew they had the people and the technological knowhow to help us meet the rigorous fabrication challenges we faced.”  -Classified

“Every part of a weapon like the rocket launcher has to be precise, especially the parts involved with protecting the soldier, such as the inner  tube. Not only is the end product what we wanted, but the speed and price with which Buckeye Shapeform delivered the product met our expectations.” -Classified

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