Our team has extensive experience with forming whether it’s a complicated deep draw prototype, a new prototype, or a short run of production parts. At Prototier-1 Inc., our forming presses range from 40 to 1500 tons with bed sizes up to 60in x 192in (80 sq. ft.). Most of our presses are hydraulic, which have slow strokes and allow for deep drawing. However, we also have several mechanical presses for blanking and punching. Therefore, we are well prepared for any difficult forming that may be required by our customers!

Our experience in the automotive industry has led us to develop the following parts:

  • Door Hinges
  • Hood Hinges
  • Lift Gate Hinges
  • Engine Mounts
  • Seat Tracks
  • Door Latches
  • Hood Latches
  • Fuel Doors
  • Cross Members
  • Splash Guards
  • Exhaust Shields
  • Risers
  • Flex Plates
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Handles
  • Window Regulators
  • Deck Lid Hinges
  • Parking Brakes
  • Brake Pedals
  • Brake Arms and Much More!

In addition to the above, we are experienced with forming different materials and material grades that are not uncommon in the automotive and appliance industries such as:

  • High-Strength Low-Alloy (HSLA) Steel
  • Dual-Phase (DP) Steel
  • Transformation Induced Plasticity (TRIP) Steel
  • Stainless Steel (SS)
  • Aluminum