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Sheet metal work in Bournemouth

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Bending sheet metal brackets

Bending sheet metal brackets

If you are looking for sheet metal work and you are based in the Bournemouth area right across to Portsmouth we will be happy to help you. We can delivery you work direct to you or as with many of our customers right across the country we can delivery on a next day pallet service. Here is a zintec coated mild steel bracket that we manufacture in batches of 250 to 500 at a time from our factory in Fareham, Hampshire for our customer in Oxford. The parts have been laser cut and CNC folded with simple standard press brake tooling, as shown here.

Sheet metal MiG welded fabrications

Sheet metal MiG welded fabrications

Here’s a much simpler part that has been fabricated from flat steel bars. The 2 bars have been sawed to length, had their corners notched off to create chamfers, all sharp edges de-burred in vertical belt sanding machines, holes pierced with a fly-press, folded on a CNC press brake to shape and then MiG welded together. The final fabrication is then treated by being hot dipped galvanised to protect it in external environments. These parts will finally be used to support outdoor flood lights and are manufactured in batches of 50 to 100 at a time.

Folded sheet metal brackets

Folded sheet metal brackets

Typical small sheet metal brackets manufactured in small batch sizes of 25 to 50 for one of our customers in Portsmouth, Hampshire. These 0.7mm thick galvanised steel brackets have been laser cut and CNC folded on our Trumpf 7036 CNC press brakes for a perfect job. Both of the small brackets have been CNC programmed using Radan sheet metal software, 2016 version. We use this software package to perform all our 2D and 3D tasks and create programs that drive our Trumpf CNC punch presses and Trumpf fibre laser machine.

Perhaps you have a sheet metal project that you need to have looked at again with a fresh pair of eyes, we are happy to receive drawings and comment of design alterations to save you money when in manufacturing. Please call us on 01489 577786 or send your drawings to sales@vandf.co.uk.


Sheet metal workers in Romsey

Monday, May 30th, 2016

A range of sheet metal brackets manufactured for the Romsey area in Hampshire, UK.

If you are based in the Romsey, Southampton or Eastleigh areas of Hampshire, UK then V and F Sheet Metal are just 30 minutes away from you. Having manufactured sheet metal work for over 30 years including, sheet metal brackets, boxes, housings, enclosures and rack mount enclosures, lighting reflectors, front panels, fixing plates, support angle brackets, channels, angles, welded fabrications and press work, there isn’t much that we cannot manufacture for you. If you want to pop in and discuss your sheet metal project we will be happy to see you and show you around our 13,000 Sq. Ft. busy sheet metal production factory based on the Segensworth industrial estate near Fareham and explain the sheet metal services we can offer you.

So if you have a range of drawings you want to send us from PDFs or DXF, DWG files right up to 3D STEP and SAT files please just send them to sales@vandf.co.uk and we will be happy to advise you on your design and offer some very competitive price options.


CNC punching sheet metal work in Hampshire, UK

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

CNC punching sheet metal work in Hampshire, UK

CNC punching sheet metal work in Hampshire, UK

If you are looking for a sheet metal working company to CNC punch out your sheet metal components then V and F Sheet Metal based in Fareham, Hampshire, UK are just what you need. As well as a Trumpf 3030 3KW fibre laser machine we have Trumpf 200 and Trumpf 3000 CNC punch presses. These punch presses are very flexible machines being able to punch out components from 0.3mm to 5mm thick material in a wide range of metal materials. From 0.3mm tin plated steel and 0.4mm thick specialised aluminium lighting reflector materials, standard aluminium, mild steel, stainless steel alloys through to 5 bar tread plate, pre-painted steel and pre-anodised aluminium. All stainless steel and aluminium alloys can be supplied with plastic coatings on their top and bottom faces to prevent damage in production and during your assembly stages.

The machine shown here is our Trumpf 3000 CNC punch press punching out pre-painted mild steel sheet metal. The circular discs are gear trays for industrial light fittings and are very competitively priced compared to manufacturing from mild steel and powder coating white. The final punch on this part would be to sever the component from the parent material and collect it in a tray underneath the machine from a programmable chute in the machine bed.

The Trumpf machines having a single head which can rotate through 360 degrees make them very flexible when it comes to complex sheet metal designs and small batch work. This flexibility can be advantageous when it comes to your designs with the ability to punch slots at any angle, cut-outs in complex shapes with our standard FREE CNC punch tooling.

These CNC punch presses are fully supported in all manufacturing features by our Radan sheet metal CAD/CAM software as well as offering 3D modelling for accurate bank size calculations it allows us to swap jobs from our laser to our CNC punch presses when production work loads necessitate.

Looking for a sheet metal worker with the flexibility and expertise to handle your production projects in a range of sheet metal materials, please give V and F Sheet Metal a call on 01489 577786 or e-mail your drawings to sales@vandf.co.uk and our engineering team will be happy to review them for you.


Folding sheet metal housings

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Safan CNC press brake in action

Safan CNC press brake in action

Our Safan e-Brake CNC press brake is such a versatile sheet metal folding machine. We can fold up sheet metal components from just a few mm across to 3M long sections all with the same bend tooling. Programming is so easy that a new project can be programmed in a matter of minutes and saved away to our system server to be called back whenever the part is needed for repeat orders.

Mild steel housings folded

Mild steel housings folded

Simplicity is the key to a quick setup of a sheet metal component. When you are moving from one job to another throughout the day it’s not just about the speed of bending that saves time and money but the machine setup and programming time. The Safan e-Brake scores well on this account with a clear, simple touch screen control system and a full library of CNC tools shared with our 2 Trumpf 7036 CNC press brakes.

Mild steel housing CNC punched blank

Mild steel housing CNC punched blank

The initial product blanks were produced on our Trumpf 3000R CNC punch press from 0.9mm mild steel. Products like this are typical of the sub-contract sheet metal work service we offer our customers, taking a design and programming it to be CNC punched or laser cut and folded up ready for welding, bush and stud insertion and powder coating.

If you need to purchase some sheet metal housings or brackets please give us a call on 01489 577786 or e-mails us your drawings or photos to sales@vandf.co.uk and we will be happy to help you.


Looking for sheet metal workers in the Chandlers Ford area?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Looking for sheet metal workers in the Chandlers Ford area?

Sheet metal components

Sheet metal components

Here at V and F Sheet Metal we support companies right across Hampshire UK with a comprehensive sheet metal fabrication service. With customers regularly delivered to in Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Southampton and Winchester as well as next day overnight small packet and pallet deliveries right across the UK. If you have a one off sheet metal work project you need assistance with or a more regular production requirement we will be happy to help you. Contact our engineering team for advice of designing for efficient manufacturing of sheet metal components. Want to pop in and discuss your needs or see in more detail the services we can offer you, just give us a call.

Sheet metal parts

Sheet metal parts

The 2 parts shown here are just typical of the many thousands of items we manufacture every month from our 13,000 sq. ft. factory in Fareham, right on the M27. Using the very latest CNC punching and fibre laser cutting production processes to produce sheet metal blanks quickly and accurately to a price that you need. Along with 6 CNC bending machines, up to 3M long and 100 tons force, we have great flexibility when it comes to that rush job you just have to get out.

Have a sheet metal project you need help with? Call us on 01489 577786 or e-mail you drawings to sales@vand.co.uk