Bending Sheet Metal Components
Bending sheet metal components
CNC bending of sheet metal components
Here is our latest piece of sheet metal manufacturing kit that was installed in June 2015. With all new tooling the CNC bending machine has made a great impression on us and we have already written over 175 CNC programs with a number of jobs repeating in the 4 months the machine has been with us. The Safan e-Brake has a maximum bend length of 3M and can press the tools together with a force of 100 tons. Having a sophisticated CNC programming system sheet metal components can be drawing on the controller with the tip of your finger, dimensioned, visualised and a bend program cycle created within minutes. Great when you have a busy sub-contract sheet metal manufacturing company and you need to change from job to job many times a day.
CNC bending in action
Close up of CNC press brake tooling in action
When you get down to it a CNC press brake is there to press two hardened tools together to create a bend in a sheet of metal. The tooling can be simply a top and bottom air bend V tool as this example here or something quite complex to create complicated forms in one stroke of the machine. For the sheet metal components that we have illustrated in this post the same tooling was used several times over in the bending cycle to create the final finished component. The angle of each bend and its length can be adjusted in the controller allowing us to manufacture complex parts with a series of different bends all form the sample tooling.
Folded sheet metal components
Finished sheet metal components
The final finished sheet metal components were for a lighting system. The press soon made short work of over 2000 gear trays!
If you need a sheet metal work supplier in Hampshire please give us a call. As well and supplying companies in Hampshire from our base in Fareham we ship sheet metal work right across the UK and into Europe.