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Beckwood to produce 2,500-ton press

Beckwood Press Co. was awarded a contract by Diverse Metal Products (DMP) to manufacture a 2,500-ton hydraulic forming press. Scheduled for delivery later this year, the press will be used to make embossed heat exchanger plates in nuclear missile tubes for the U.S. Navy. The custom press will feature an 8-point square gib guidance system that is fully adjustable left to right as well as front to back to minimize lateral movement under load. The 48-in.-by-66-in. bed and ram bolsters will be machined to accommodate DMP’s existing tooling.