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Multi-Post C-Frame Air Power Hammer
Model 3000/3500


Made in USA - Exclusively by TM Technologies



Model 3000 Packages

Item # Description Price Qty
SMS-3000-1-B   C-Frame Air Power Hammer - Basic   $6,395.  
SMS-3000-2-S   C-Frame Air Power Hammer - Standard   $7,095.  
SMS-3000-3-D   C-Frame Air Power Hammer - Deluxe   $8,095.  
SMS-3000-4-SD   C-Frame Air Power Hammer - Super Deluxe   $8,795.  
SMS-3000-5-CP   C-Frame Air Power Hammer - Complete   $12,495.  
SMS-3000-6-HDCP   C-Frame Air Power Hammer - Heavy Duty Complete   $14,595.  



Model 3500 Packages

Item # Description Price Qty
SMS-3500-1-B   C-Frame Air Power Hammer - Basic   $6,995.  
SMS-3500-2-S   C-Frame Air Power Hammer - Standard   $7,695.  
SMS-3500-3-D   C-Frame Air Power Hammer - Deluxe   $8,695.  
SMS-3500-4-SD   C-Frame Air Power Hammer - Super Deluxe   $9,395.  
SMS-3500-5-CP   C-Frame Air Power Hammer - Complete   $14,395.  
SMS-3500-6-HDCP   C-Frame Air Power Hammer - Heavy Duty Complete   $16,495.  



Lower Assemblies for 3000 & 3500 Models

Item # Description Price Qty
SMS-3100   C-Frame Straight-Post Lower Assembly
Use for most general shaping and planishing operations.
  $995.  
SMS-3200   C-Frame Angled-Post Lower Assembly
Use to get inside hollow sections and bowl shapes such as tanks, spinners, lamp buckets, etc.
  $1,265.  
SMS-3300   C-Frame Planishing Arm
Use to get inside of narrow openings in wingtips, tanks, or sculpture.
  $1,495.  




Below you will find several videos demonstrating a few of the operations our Power Hammer can perform, as well as an introduction from Kent, and an overview of how to assemble our Air Power Hammer when it arrives. Please allow the videos to fully download before attempting to watch them as some of the files are very large.

Please note: These are not “how-to” videos for educational purposes, but are meant to show you the capabilities of the machine.


INTRODUCTION

Kent talks about what motivated him to create the TM Air Power Hammer and how it came to be what it is today.

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ASSEMBLY

We offer several ways to get started with one of our Power Hammers. Whether you are building your own frame or using one of ours, this demo will show you how quickly one of our power hammers can be assembled, as well as how to align the dies in our machine.

Part One:

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Part Two:

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CONTROL

The low speed characteristics of our Air Motors are shown here. There are several ways to vary the rate of fire with our Power Hammers, one of which is to set the air regulator at the top of the machine to a desired pressure. This will set the max rate of fire, allowing you to run the foot-pedal wide open (never surpassing your comfort level on the machine). The rate of fire can also be adjusted by using the foot-pedal to regulate the air flow to the Air Motors.

With two points of control on the machine you can fine-tune every aspect of the operation, from single powerful blows, to light taps, or a steady rhythm for consistent shaping. Keep in mind that in this video, no adjustments to the air regulator are made, and all adjustments to the rate of fire are done by the foot-pedal on the floor.

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ROUGHING

"Roughing" means to generate a lot of shape in the metal rapidly. You are not trying to do finesse work or keep the panel nice and smooth while doing this. In fact, we describe the process of shaping metal as "taking it through a controlled wreck." This means you start out with a beautiful factory-rolled sheet of flat metal that you just bought at the store, and you work it, sometimes severely, by stretching and shrinking operations to get the rough shape that you are looking for. Our roughing dies generate a stretch rapidly and forcefully in the sheet of metal, so you don't wear out your wrist and arm doing it by the "arm and hammer" method of bashing the metal into a shot bag with a big mallet. These dies will help you stretch faster and easier than you could imagine (and you can still lift your fork at the end of the day after using them). The first video shows show how our Standard Roughing Die works. The second video demonstrates how the Rubber Die can be used to smooth over the roughed-in shape from the roughing die and how it can be used to stretch the panel with less aggression than the standard roughing die.

Roughing Die:

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Rubber Die:

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REVERSE CURVES

When you need to make a saddle, ducktail, or fairing shape you will need our reverse dies. These shapes are called "reverse" shapes because they are the reverse of a bowl or hollow shape. Reverse shapes can be difficult to master, or to make properly. The hand-method requires that you use a round-faced mallet and a shot bag or a sand bag to whack away at the metal until it is roughed into sort of what you need, and then you have to smooth it out, either with a slapper and dolly, or with a Wheel. If you are careful with these dies, you won't have to do much smoothing. Your hammer does have to be set up carefully so the faces of these dies line up right on the button. The two videos below show the Small and Large Reverse Dies in action.

Large Reverse Die Set:

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Small Reverse Die Set:

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SHRINKING

Yes, our Air Power Hammers really do shrink with these dies. And they do a fine job... even shrinking in the middle of a panel, once you master the technique (learn how on our Air Hammer Operations DVD). Many shops are using our dies. There are two Shrinking Die sets: one for Softer Metals (aluminum and copper), and one for Harder Metals (steel and stainless).

This video shows how our Shrinking Dies work.

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These videos demonstrate how quickly you can remove a flared and/or flanged edge. The panels shown have a reverse curve that was created with the Large Reverse Die Set (see video above), that then had a flange created on its edge of the flare with the Flanger Die (see video above). Both demonstrations below use the medium air unit.

20-gauge steel using the Shrinking Set for Hard Metals:

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1100, .050, Aluminum using the Shrinking Set for Soft Metals:

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Continuing with the sheet of 20-gauge steel and Medium Air Motor, here a high crown in the center of the panel is shrunk down flat.

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Here 1/8 inch, 3003, aluminum is worked using the Shrinking Die Set for Soft Metals and the Extra Very Heavy Air Motor. Notice how smoothly the metal moves as it is worked and how the shrink that is made is worked back into the panel. This gives you full control to work anywhere on the panel which is just not possible when you are using “Thumbnail” style dies.

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The videos below show 18, 16, and then 14-gauge steel all of which are worked with the Shrinking Die Sets for Hard Metals. The 18-gauge steel is shrunk using the Heavy Air Motor while the 16 and 14-gauge are shrunk using the Very Heavy Air Motor. Please note that the air motors chosen for each operation work the metal very controllable, if faster results are desired then upgrading to next heavier air motor to perform the same shrinking operation is an option. So for example, on the 14-gauge steel, the user could use the Extra Very Heavy Air Motor in place of the Very Heavy Air Motor that is shown here.

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SPECIALTY OPERATIONS

We offer two specialty lower dies that many of our customers find very useful. The Flange Curving Die is used in conjunctions with our Small Upper Hammer Die to curve flanges (by stretching) that you have already made in a bending brake. The surface left by this die combination is almost a mirror finish, so in many cases the metal may simply be polished after curving. Our Flanger Die is designed to create flanges around both inside and outside curves on compound surfaces. (Inside curves require stretching and outside curves require shrinking.)  Kent also uses this die for wiring edges. Some operator skill is required to use this die effectively, and the die can be easily damaged by inexperienced hands (apprentices).

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Lower Flanger Die:

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TM Technologies takes pride in knowing we offer the best products on the market for metal working. In an effort to continue this tradition we are constantly improving our products and our product line. If you have any comments or suggestions about this, or any of our other products, we want to hear from you.

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