Metal Forming Blog

Tips for Purchasing Capital Equipment

Tips for Purchasing Capital Equipment For over a century, FENN has been proud to offer a wide variety of metal forming equipment to serve customers across various industries. For many metal forming customers, this means customizable machinery that is designed and built specifically for their individual manufacturing requirements. Our experienced team of engineers design a solution unique to your process. Although FENN offers some standard model machines, often customers find that a customized solution provides more of a competitive advantage and increased ... Read More

FENN Turks Heads: How They Work, Types, Models & Uses

Turks Heads In the metal forming industry, a turks head is very versatile and useful piece of machinery. Whether it is used on its own or in conjunction with a larger line of metal forming equipment, a turks head machine permits forming directly from round to square, rectangles, and special shapes. When compared to other forming ... Read More

Different Types of Swaging Machines

Swaging Machines Different Types of Swagers FENN offers a variety of different types and sizes of swagers to be used for the pointing of tube, rod, and wire for redraw. Swaging machines can also be used to shape, reduce, taper, bond, or form metal parts. Unlike other methods, swaging uses a rapid succession of hammer strikes to ... Read More

A Mini-Series: Torin’s Take on Magazine & Conveyor Springs

Magazine and Conveyor Belt Springs In this edition of “Springs, Springs, Springs!” Torin discusses the topic of magazine and conveyor belt springs. Magazine and Conveyor Belt Springs: Magazine springs, commonly thought of for their use in firearms, can also be manufactured for use in conveyor belts. Aesthetically, a conveyor spring differs from a magazine spring by the ... Read More

What is a Rolling Mill Used For?

Rolling Mills What is a Rolling Mill Used For? Rolling mills are used to roll hot or cold ferrous or non-ferrous strips, wires and even rods. Depending on the type of mill it could be used for hot or cold breakdown and finishing of bar, sheet or strip. They can also be used for finish rolling of ... Read More