Trestad Laser AB has acquired a high-pressure fluid cell press from Quintus.
Trestad Laser AB has acquired a high-pressure fluid cell press from Quintus.

Swedish firm Trestad Laser AB, which supplies sheet metal components to GKN Aerospace and Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, has acquired a high-pressure fluid cell press from hot isostatic press (HIP) manufacturer Quintus Technologies, based in Västerås, Sweden.

‘The decision to invest in a Quintus press really takes us back to our roots,’ says Trestad Laser founder Jan Andersson, who, while retired, remains active on the board. ‘Several years ago, I took over the Quintus press operations from Volvo Flygmotor, which now is GKN Aerospace, and continued the business within Trestad Svets, today Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery.’

The QFM 1.1-800 Quintus fluid cell press applies a forming pressure of 800 bar, corresponding to 8,000 tons, distributed over a forming area of 1100 mm (43 inches).

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