AP&T, which has worked with press hardening technology since the beginning of the 2000s, was entrusted with supplying an ultra-modern press hardening line to MA Polska’s facility in Tychy, southern Poland.
The line was deployed in spring 2018. Not only was it the first of its kind for MA, it was also the 100th press hardening line that AP&T had installed at that point. In other words, the installation was a milestone for both companies.
MA’s new line is a complete, turnkey state-of-the-art solution, and is equipped with AP&T’s proprietary system for in-line process monitoring, which means parts can be manufactured with a consistently high level of quality in a carefully controlled process with short cycle times. As a result, the car industry’s CQI9 quality standard can also be effectively fulfilled.
“MA understood the opportunities afforded by our technology early on, which has made co-operation very invigorating,” says AP&T product manager Lennart Johansson. “It is always especially gratifying when both parties aim high and are able to reach common goals.”
The headquarters of MA are in Rivoli, Turin, Italy, and the company has been a major manufacturer of cold-formed sheet metal parts for the global automotive industry since the 1970s. A few years ago the company decided to begin manufacturing press hardened components as well, which thanks to the combination of low weight and high strength, are increasingly being selected for use in modern passenger cars.
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