UNSW Making

Hydraulic Press

hydraulic press is a machine press using a hydraulic cylinder to generate a compressive force.Hydraulic presses are commonly used for forging, clinching, moulding, blanking, punching, deep drawing, and metal forming operations. The hydraulic press is advantageous in manufacturing, it gives the ability to create more intricate shapes and can be economical with materials.

Required Badge

Sheet Metal Fabrication Fundamentals Badge
Sheet Metal Fabrication Fundamentals Badge image

Entry Level induction to Metal Working


Suitable Materials

  • Copper
  • Metal
  • Non-Ferrous Metals


  • Forming
  • Pressing
  • Punching

Machine Locations

Makerspace Facility Make Model Work area Number of machines
Design Futures Lab DigFab Lab (laser cutting) CR Clarke R30 Sheet Press 1
Design Futures Lab Metal Workshop Hydraulic Press Raripress hydraulic press 1