Laser cut blanks ready for bending
Bending sheet metal, a quick look at the options we can offer.
Tacking either guillotines blanks, CNC punched components or laser cut parts as a good starting point. Accurate blanks are essential to enable us to produce accurately folded parts. The flat pattern cut sizes are worked out in conjunction with skilled shop floor staff using many years of experience. Experience in the right bend tooling and allowances to take into account when folding metal and corner notches if boxes. This is fed into the programing team with 3D and 3D CAD. The final tooled flat blank is then ready to be CNC punched or laser cut.
CNC bending sheet metal work
Here you can see a batch of 600 straps laser cut from 3mm mild steel. The parts have been edge deburred on all outer profile edges. They are stacked ready for bending. When bending sheet metal we have a range of machines and tooling that we can apply to a job. In this case we are using our Edwards Pearson 60 ton CNC press brake with a special top tool. The tool was made just for this job. Often we will be bending sheet metal with standard top and bottom V block tooling. The tooling is common to both our Safan e-Brake 3M long CNC press brake and our three 1M long Trumpf 7036 CNC press brakes. The ability to transfer jobs from machine to machine offers great flexibility when it comes to production.
If you have a sheet metal job that need folding up please contact us on 01489 57776. Or if you prefer please send your drawings to firstname.lastname@example.org