On of the characterising parts of the espresso coffee machine is the side panel, an always visible aesthetic component. Nowadays espresso machine manufacturers tend to reduce the use of plastic in side panels. Stainless steel communicates solidity, resistance, value added to an operator investing a substantial amount in a coffee machine he will need to serve his clients for years.
Our customer chose to design a side panel with solid forms for his new top-of-the-range professional espresso machine. He chose stainless steel over plastic ad expressed the need to
Sheet metal hydroforming of 1.4301 (AISI304) stainless steel was the right answer to all these needs, warranting quality, process flexibility and very low tooling costs.
Indeed, our client is fully satisfied and the machine has proven to be a success. A hydroformed component for a new machine is now already in production.
Hydroforming is also a great solution for coffee machine corner and rear panels, as well as collection trays.