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From Safety to Savings: A Heavy Construction Equipment Blog

A Closer Look At The Custom Hydraulic Press Manufacturing Process

by Fred Gutierrez

Hydraulic presses are one of the most versatile and widely-used pieces of equipment in manufacturing today. Able to exert tremendous force, they are used for everything from stamping and forging to molding and forming.

If you're in the market for a custom hydraulic press, there are a few things you need to know about the manufacturing process. Here's a quick overview.

Design and Engineering

The first step in any custom manufacturing project is the design and engineering phase. This is where you'll work with the manufacturer to develop a press that meets your specific needs.

During this phase, you'll need to provide detailed specifications for the press, including its intended use, size, and force capacity. The manufacturer will use these specifications to design a press that meets your needs. This process usually includes creating a 3D model of the press so you can see what it will look like before it's built.

The 3D model is more of a visualization tool than anything else, but it can be helpful in spotting potential problems or making changes to the design. It will also be used to create the manufacturing drawings and blueprints needed to build the press.


When the design and engineering phase is complete, it's time to start fabricating the press. This is where the manufacturer will take the drawings and blueprints and turn them into a real, working piece of machinery.

The fabrication process can vary depending on the type of press being built, but it typically involves cutting and shaping the metal components, welding them together, and then assembling the press.

This is the part where you might want to include certain features or add-ons, such as a CNC (computer numerical control) interface or an automatic oiling system. The CNC interface will allow you to operate the press using a computer, while the automatic oiling system will keep the press lubricated and running smoothly.

This part of the manufacturing process can take some time, so be patient and don't expect the press to be completed overnight. Building a custom hydraulic press requires a great deal of precision and attention to detail, so the manufacturer will need to take their time to do it right.

Testing and Quality Control

Once the press is built, it's time for testing and quality control. This is where the manufacturer will put the press through its paces to make sure it meets all of the specifications and performs as intended.

The testing process can vary depending on the type of press, but it typically includes a series of function tests, stress tests, and endurance tests. The press will be put through its paces to make sure it can handle the desired forces and workloads. Once the manufacturer is satisfied that the press meets all specifications, it will be ready for delivery.

As you can see, a lot goes into the custom hydraulic press manufacturer process. But if you work with a reputable manufacturer, you can be confident that you'll end up with a press that meets your needs and performs as intended.