The Triform line of Sheet Hydroforming Presses was developed in direct response to an unmet need in the marketplace for modern sheet hydroforming equipment.
At the time (2007), companies searching for sheet hydroforming presses were faced with equally unappealing options. Manufacturers of new sheet hydroforming equipment were extremely scarce, with new machine prices corresponding to the lack of competition. Those unable to afford new sheet hydroforming technology often resorted to sourcing used equipment which was manufactured from the 1950's - 1970's. These used machines presented several potential hazards including outdated hydraulic & control systems, a lack of available service & support and high transportation & intstallation costs.
Pryer, a leading provider of structural components, assemblies and kits to the aerospace industry, through their extensive utilization of sheet hydroforming equipment, understood clearly the hole which existed in the market. They began an exhaustive search to locate a machinery manufacturer with the experience & capabilities required to develop a modern answer to those aging machines manufactured decades ago.
This search led to Beckwood Press Company, a manufacturer of custom hydraulic presses & automation systems with nearly four decades of experience in product design, development and manufacturing, based in St. Louis, MO USA.
Beckwood leveraged its experience and in-house engineering & manufacturing resources - along with the sheet hydroforming process/application knowledge Pryer had amassed since its founding in 1965 - to create the first Triform in time for display at Fabtech 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the years since, numerous advanced Fluid Cell & Deep Draw Triform presses have been manufactured & delivered to facilities across the globe, including in Mexico, India, China, South Africa and the United States.
Today, Triform presses are sold, manufactured, serviced & supported by Beckwood Press Company, from their company headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri USA. With several additional Triform machines currently being manufactured for both new & repeat customers, it's clear that Triform's initial goal of filling a need within the marketplace has been successful. This broad acceptance, granted by the world forming community, has made Triform Sheet Hydroforming one of the truly great manufacturing success stories of the past decade.