Cell Impact’s story begins in 1999 with a novel idea in metal shaping. What if there was a method to shape metal that could go beyond the shearing and stretching boundaries of existing metal forming techniques? The founders decided to investigate adiabatic softening as a potential candidate.
The big challenge lay in the mechanical challenges of the forming press. How do you quickly accelerate a heavy stamping tool to a precise (and extremely fast) speed and then punch a material without wrecking either the stamp or destroying the product? And how do you repeat this motion thousands of times without noticeable quality degradation?