Here we have 3 quite varied examples of sheet metal work manufactured in our modern factory. They show perfectly the flexibility of production equipment we have when producing batch sheet metal work for our customers.
Laser cut brass clamping strips
One of the more unusual materials that we work with from time to time is CZ108 brass sheet. We could have CNC punched these parts but with the complex arrangement of curves, several special shaped punch tools would have been needed which the 250 off batch didn’t really support. Luckily having a Trumpf fibre laser machine cutting brass up to 6mm thick isn’t a problem for us. These parts were laser cut straight from the sheet with the holes and external profiles programmed with our Radan sheet metal software. A quick barrel de-burr and the parts were ready for our customer.
Aluminium CNC punched disks
Here we have a batch of circular discs that have been CNC punched out from 3mm thick 5251 aluminium alloy. All the holes and internal cut-outs were produced with standard CNC punch tooling on our Trumpf 3000R CNC punch press. The outer circular profile was produced on the same machine as the last punching operation with a curved “banana” punch and die allowing the finished part to fall from the parent sheet of metal and into a collecting bin under the machine. A quick edge de-burring operation and they were ready for powder coating.
Galvanised steel sheet metal brackets
A more standard production job for us here at V&F is producing sheet metal work whether laser cut or CNC punched from galvanised steel sheet metal. These light fitting parts have been CNC punched, edge de-burred, CNC bent up and have a hank bush inserted.
For more free advice and prices on your specific sheet metal projects please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01489 577786 or send us your drawings or 3D CAD data to email@example.com and we will be happy to help you more you sheet metal projects forward.