Warming Up to Cold Forming: An Alternative to Precision Machining?

Available on Demand until August 8, 2018

Designing and manufacturing complex, precision parts can be difficult and costly. Often, Engineers default to traditional machining when designing precision metal parts, but are there other methods that are better suited? Find out if cold forming is the right manufacturing capability for your next project in this 30-minute high-level introduction. 

Topic of discussion will include:
  • Define what cold forming is and how it differs from machining.
  • Address the design, cost and production benefits of cold forming.
  • Describe optimal part geometries, materials and applications for cold forming.
  • Share some examples of precision cold formed parts.
  • Answer questions, including how to design to cold forming’s strengths.
As a result of this Webinar, you will have a new manufacturing tool that you can apply on upcoming projects as they fit the criteria, and start taking advantage of the benefits of cold forming, including:
  • Lower cost, particularly on parts made at high volumes
  • Increased tensile strength through work hardening.
  • High velocity production with consistent quality.
  • Environmentally friendly manufacturing, with virtually no waste!


Marian Watkins, Director of Marketing, Sussex Wire

Ms. Watkins joined Sussex Wire as Marketing Director in December 2015. Her appointment centralizes responsibilities previously handled by several personnel with shared roles, resulting in more focused planning and execution, and ultimately, more effective marketing leadership directed at core business growth. Her 10+ year career includes extensive experience in developing and executing corporate marketing strategies in digital and traditional venues, including: web, SEO, social media, print, trade shows, product positioning/launch programs and lead nurturing activities. Ms. Watkins’ demonstrated capabilities in generating opportunities and leads, along with her skills in creating and implementing strategic plans designed to support long term growth, all come together perfectly to align with Sussex Wire’s business goals.

Madan Mathevan, Vice President, Engineering, Sussex Wire

Mr. Mathevan was appointed Director of Engineering in May 2014, and was promoted to Vice President in May, 2016. He is responsible for expanding Sussex Wire’s pioneering work in collaborative design, development, manufacturing and control of miniature and micro-miniature metal components for customers seeking a better solution for yield, strength, assembly and cost through the application of cold and roll forming technologies. His career includes extensive academic and work experience in design for manufacturability, quality and cost. He spent the prior 14 years in the design and development of tooling, cold forming, cold heading, roll forming and machining -- as well as selection protocols for tool steel, coatings and raw materials – all of which contribute significantly to accelerating Sussex Wire’s customers’ product innovation projects and reduces their time to market. Mathevan holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering.

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