From the Archives: Bracing for Success with Townsend Design

One of the greatest benefits of working in the metal forming industry is creating solutions that have a tangible positive impact on peoples' lives. That's why Sutherland Presses is proud to have provided the presses crucial for Townsend Design's expansion of their medical knee brace manufacturing facility.

At Sutherland Presses, we specialize in providing attentive and considerate service to manufacturers who are less experienced in the metal forming process. Rather than simply selling machinery, we work with our customers every step of the way. We work to gain a full understanding of the product that needs to be produced, and our experts identify or even customize the right press for the job. We then work with the customer every step of the way throughout the build process, as well as installation, training, and preventative maintenance.

“Being rookies in stamping,” Arnold adds, “we knew that technical support from the press manufacturer would be critical to our success, and Sutherland certainly has fit the bill.”

The new knee brace that hit Townsend’s production floor in mid-2014, and is expected to take off in 2015, is called Genu-Pro. Available in two sizes (long-arm and short-arm), its hinges comprise three stamped parts—upper and lower bars and a hinge cap.

“Simultaneously engineering and building the press and the tooling proved challenging,” shares Arnold. “However, Sutherland has a solid relationship with our die source, Computed Tool & Engineering (Anaheim, CA), and facilitated several meetings in person and on the phone to make sure everyone stayed on the same page so that tooling up the job was seamless.”

Read more at MetalForming Magazine

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From the Archives: Bracing for Success with Townsend Design

One of the greatest benefits of working in the metal forming industry is creating solutions that have a tangible positive impact on peoples' lives. That's why Sutherland Presses is proud to have provided the presses crucial for Townsend Design's expansion of their medical knee brace manufacturing facility.

At Sutherland Presses, we specialize in providing attentive and considerate service to manufacturers who are less experienced in the metal forming process. Rather than simply selling machinery, we work with our customers every step of the way. We work to gain a full understanding of the product that needs to be produced, and our experts identify or even customize the right press for the job. We then work with the customer every step of the way throughout the build process, as well as installation, training, and preventative maintenance.

“Being rookies in stamping,” Arnold adds, “we knew that technical support from the press manufacturer would be critical to our success, and Sutherland certainly has fit the bill.”

The new knee brace that hit Townsend’s production floor in mid-2014, and is expected to take off in 2015, is called Genu-Pro. Available in two sizes (long-arm and short-arm), its hinges comprise three stamped parts—upper and lower bars and a hinge cap.

“Simultaneously engineering and building the press and the tooling proved challenging,” shares Arnold. “However, Sutherland has a solid relationship with our die source, Computed Tool & Engineering (Anaheim, CA), and facilitated several meetings in person and on the phone to make sure everyone stayed on the same page so that tooling up the job was seamless.”

Read more at MetalForming Magazine

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