CNC punching anodised aluminium reflector materials for industrial light fittings
Trumpf 200 use to produce CNC punched light fitting reflectors
Here’s our Trumpf 200 CNC punch press busy producing CNC punched light fitting reflectors. This machine is more than capable of punching out all of these types of part. The reflector parts are normally 0.4mm to 0.5mm thick so machine tonnage is never an issue when you have 19 tons to play with. The reflector materials we use are special pre-anodised aluminium with protective peelable films to keep the reflective surfaces clean and scratch free while in production. The Trumpf 200 as another advantage in that its acceleration is smooth and the punching speed can be slowed down. This is great when it comes to the end of a CNC punched nest of parts from a whole sheet. The final stages of CNC punching can make the sheet very weak and there is a risk that the very components we are trying to produce fall out of the next and we lose the whole sheet. With the Trumpf 200 this seldom happens enabling us to produce prices without the need for much allowance for scrap which is really useful with expensive light fitting reflector materials.
CNC punched light fitting reflectors
A closer look at the lighting reflectors being CNC punched in the image above. You can see that the components fit really nicely into the standard sheet size saving material and money. We would normally produce these parts in batches of 400 at a time and CNC punching is ideally suited to this type of work and volumes. All the features shown here have been punched out with standard V and F Sheet Metal tooling and are freely available to you if you want any sheet metal work.
Light fitting reflectors
A totally different light fitting project required thousands of CNC punched light fitting reflectors to be made in a short space of time. Again, the Trumpf 200 CNC punch press was used to produce many different light reflectors which were then folded up on our Trumpf 7036 CNC press brakes. The whole project took several weeks with over 120,000 bends being needed to complete all the parts.
We have lots of examples of past sheet metal projects we have manufactured for the Lighting Industry, please follow the links here for more general information or our Lighting Reflector Gallery.
If you have a light fitting project and you need lighting reflectors manufacturing out of sheet metal please give us a call and we will be happy help advise you and produce a range of prices if needed.