Our Process Services
Kiyokuni Europe is proud to have developed a reputation for putting the customer first in our 35 years of manufacturing here in Telford.
By investing in our premises, people and processes, we’ve combined the very best of Japanese manufacturing methods with a responsive, flexible and added value service delivered locally by our team of over 100 experts.
Find out how our Process Services can help your business or project deliver right first time, every time.
Kiyokuni Europe Limited are the leading providers of bespoke metal presswork services across the UK. We operate an extensive range of manual and progression presses, ranging from 25 tons to 400 tons. Highly flexible, we can produce low volume metal pressings through to high volume batches of 500,000 parts per month.
How Does our Presswork Services Work?
Pressings are manufactured from the raw material coil, in thicknesses of up to 4mm and widths of up to 800mm. In one multi-stage operation. Or, if necessary, utilising our range of secondary processing equipment which complements the progression presses.
Handling both intricate precision pressings as well as larger fabricated components, Kiyokuni Europe can produce finished pressings using a range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. These are most commonly steel and aluminium.
Quality Metal Pressings
Kiyokuni Europe works closely with customers to offer a one-stop solution that will support them throughout the entire project. From design, manufacture and assembly process, all the way through to the finished product. This ensures they are receiving the best possible service and Kiyokuni can deliver the best possible solution to meet their requirements.
As well as our manual presswork capabilities, Kiyokuni also provide a progression presswork service. Suitable for the Automotive, Commercial /Industrial and Off-Highway industries, Kiyokuni’s progression presswork allows us to automate complex projects and work multiple forms on one piece of metal.
Our progression method provides our customers with an efficient, high speed manufacturing solution for high volume precision component production. Progression presses are often used to manufacture smaller, less intricate metal pressings and can produce components at higher speeds than manual presses.
Our Progression Press Machinery include:
- 1 x 400ton Aida Servo Progression Press
- 1 x 300ton Aida PMX Progression Press
- 1 x 300ton Aida Progression Press
- 1 x 250ton Amada Progression Press
- 1 x 250Ton Chin Fong Progression Press
- 1 x 160ton Aida Progression Press
- 1 x 110ton Aida Progression Press
Why Use Kiyokuni’s Progression Presswork Service?
An advantage of Progression Presswork is the production cycle time. Depending on the part, productions can be run well over 800 parts per minute, allowing our customers to receive high quality finished parts, sooner than ever.
Kiyokuni Europe can offer customers a full tooling design solution, supported by a range of fully approved sub-contractors.
Kiyokuni’s Technical Engineers offer a proactive service to enable customers to achieve the best possible quality, from competitively priced tooling.
Tools are designed using sophisticated 3D software, which is capable of directly uploading customer drawings in IGES form, thus saving time and the possibility of error in translation of the data. If customers have a complex design that contains elements such as shapes or folds, we can guarantee the accuracy of the product.
All tooling is maintained through a TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) Program to either pre-agreed levels or volume driven Programs, to maximise operational efficiency through preventative maintenance.
Press tooling Types
Depending on the part that you need to manufacture, the type of press tooling is important. There is either blanking, forming or progression tooling.
With Blanking, a blanking tool is used to cut out a shape from flat sheet metal. The part that is going to be used is called blank. Another similar process is piercing, where the sheet metal has a hole in it. We can also create press tooling that combines both at the same time.
Forming involves changing the final shape of the metal. A press brake or power press is used to add an angle or curve into the blank. The design will be determined by the forming tool that we create.
Progression tooling is slightly more complex than the other types. It is used when the blanking and forming tooling processes are automated. Sheet metal from a coil is used in the press, and the metal goes through several stages. During this time, the metal is bent and cut until the final form is achieved.
High-Standard Welding Services
Welding equipment includes machines for MIG welding as well as medium frequency spot welding machines for high quality weld integrity. Kiyokuni also utilises auto nut feeding equipment allowing nut orientation and speed to be optimised throughout production.
Using pre-determined welding parameters, set programs control the welding characteristics with password protected automatic machine stops in case any parameters fall out of the welding range.
The Welding equipment also has weld count sensors and limiters, along with weld coupon analysis, to gives a robust method of quality control for our welded parts. We can construct bespoke fabrications in carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium, however, if you require a one-off service, our team will be on hand to support you throughout the process.
At Kiyokuni, our expert team can perform a wide range of welding services. The most common ones we offer include gas welding, metal inert gas welding, tungsten inert gas welding and spot welding.
Kiyokuni’s assembly bench equipment operates with bar code technology and signals from electronic sensor jigging in order to facilitate 100% checking and quality assurance throughout the assembly process.
Hi-spin and press riveting are also available to incorporate our standard air gun/manual assembly techniques. This can then be added to a computer aided picking system for assistance with more complex assemblies.