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When Industry Goes Down, JHK Hones In On Multi-stage Cold-forging Upgrading
Date : 2019/10/16

The Taiwan-based multi-stage cold forging specialist Jih Hsin Kun (JHK), in the face of the ecaslating China-U.S. trade war that is believed as a main cause to have led to global market stagnation seen recently, has just done a nice job with reverse and customer-centric thinking to buck the trend. What has JHK done? Let's enjoy the inaugural issue of "JHK's Report to Customers" to follow up on it.


Taiwan Metalworking Industry in Trouble?

 Anxiety about market meltdown is speading..



It is not an overstatement that cold forging and other metalworking sectors in Taiwan, since the second half of this year, have witnessed insiders generally experience surging anxiety about an increasingly uncertain market outlook, as we have heard, especially these days, through the grapevine something like: “We have failed to see new orders for the months”, or “Some factory owners in southern Taiwan have allegedly furloughed their workers just because of market turbulence.” With more and more local metal parts makers and metalworking suppliers reasponding those ways, here came a question to mind: "Is it just word-of-mouth gossip?"

To that question, we have to admit that the answer is just in the negative, which is suggested by a report released around the end of this Spetempber by the Cabinet-level National Development Council of Taiwan on business cycle monitoring indicators for this August. As mentioned above, the results were obviously an disappointment to most people in the manufacturing sectors.



Notes from JHK's Logbook for Multi-stage Cold Forging Development (caption):

Since Q2, 2019, Taiwan's metalworking industries, including metal products and processing, have generally been dampened to some extent by market inertia, resulting from a couple of factors, such as the impact of the lingering China-U.S. trade tariff disputes as we have known.

The report showed the composite index of Taiwan’s economic climate sliding by 2 points to 20 compared to July, with the indicator flashing a “yellow-blue” light (representing sluggishness) for the third consecutive month. In the meantime, the industrial production index and the monitoring indicator for the manufacturing industry both showed disappointing results. Experts attributed the depression to lots of factors including market inertia caused by impacts of the elevating trade disputes around the world, and warned there will be no signs of a significant turnaround for Taiwanese manufacturers until the fourth quarter, when seasonal booms are expected to loom as they did in the past.

With the cited information helping to portray industry reality that has held back most insiders with new business maneuvers for this year, you may have been interested: “How about JHK?” As a proven cold-forging maker who stands in customer’s shoes and tries to figure out what they truly need all the time, we finished the past months with a great excitement to share with you.


Market Meltdown, So What?

 JHK starts new chapter in history with new cold-forging machine  



Shrugging off market downturn, JHK, a seasoned maker boasting well integrated in-house production capability including die development and production and pre-delivery quality inspection, has just introduced an advanced automatic multi-stage cold forging machine in the factory, an investment project that underlines its long-lasting effort on continuous improvements of skills and quality to offer customers more value.

This machine will enable JHK to roll out cold-forged parts and products with more complex structure, and to better address concerns about precision, speedy production and minimum material waste generated. For reason, it allows for accurate material handling through computers, and then metal forming using up to 7 dies for 7 different manufacturing processes in one production cycle, a feature especially significant when conventional cold forging process in most cases is applicable only for products with simple shapes unless more complimentary processes are involved for desired deformation and shaping grades.


Notes from JHK's Logbook for Multi-stage Cold Forging Development (caption):

The newly imported automatic cold-forging machine, notable for 7-die-7-blow forming capability, has been set to roll since installed at the end of this September in JHK's factory in Yunlin, central Taiwan


 Do You Still Rely Only on FRW? 

 For your real-world benefitsCold Forging is worth a try



Prior to the advent of the new machine, JHK, in fact, couldn’t help but giving up on orders for metal parts over 200mm in length. In those days, as result, some of the buyers we failed to serve have resorted to friction welding (FRW), as the technology allows two workpieces of even different materials to be joined for desired purposes and sizes. 



Notes from JHK's Logbook for Multi-stage Cold Forging Development (caption):

With the new forging machine set to hum, JHK for now can mass produce cold-forged parts, including special screws, hand tool parts and auto parts, with a maximum length of 400mm in house, to better serve customers demanding larger-sized products and from wide-ranging sectors

However, based on its decades-long metalworking experince and knowledge, JHK strongly believes that cold forging can absolutely be a greater choice over FRW, especially when it comes to proftaiblity, just for technological reasons. 

For example, compared to cold-forged parts, those undergoing FRW often need to go through surface finishing, such as lathing and polishing, afterwards, which requires additional time and cost before they can be delivered as fininshed products to customers. 

Besides, friction-welded parts are generally inferior to cold forgings in terms of torque and structural durability, which result from residual stress within the welded workpieces where metallurgical changes take place as workpieces must be heated to elevated temperatures that allow for the joining of different materials.  

Now that the new cold forging machine can handle workpiece and metal products with a maximum length of 400mm, JHK is confident to better fulfill customers’ orders for a special screw, shank, linkage rod and other metal parts with a broader size range, while at more competitive cost and with higher efficiency. As long as you are interested in JHK’s greatly enhanced cold forging prowess, just drop your email to us, or arrange your personal visit to our factory for better experience as you are always welcome.

___ iMonster’s Digest_________________ 

a thoughtful, skilled veteran 
in Taiwan's forging sector

On its lifetime journey to customer satisfaction, JHK gets started with self discipline, and guided by customer’s genuine demand

A metal parts and product veteran maker, JHK stands out from the competition not just by a sound line of equipment employed in house for nearly all necessary processes (from die development and production to manufacturing, assembly and pre-delivery quality inspection), but its devotion to continuous improvements of capability and quality, designed to add value for customers. 

Taking a further step in its lifetime journey to customer satisfaction, JHK is set to boost its presence in overseas markets, in an effort to, besides exploring new opportunities, gain up-to-date knowledge and advanced skills on metalworking from industrialized nations. With the ultimate objective aimed at developing more value-added solutions for cold forging that can be used to shore up customers’ businesses in different market segments, it is safe to say JHK will continue to live up to its reputation as a seasoned maker whose business operations are always centered around customers.



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