CNC punching and CNC bending pre-coated mild steel
We have manufactured this simple sheet metal enclosure by CNC punching it from 0.7mm thick pre-coated white mild steel sheet. Some bends have been formed using our Trumpf 7036 CNC press brakes, the enclosure is then shipped to our customer as the first image. They can then insert a small plastic moulded lighting sensor in place and wrap the sheet metal enclosure around the sensor. It’s a simple idea but enables the sensor to be trapped in the sheet metal enclosure once it’s screwed into place the sensor cannot move. This method of assemble is quick and easy for our customer as they don’t need any special tooling and the enclosures will be the same size every time as we have pre-defined the size with the CNC punching of slots.
I posted an article in February on the same “easy-bend” technique but then it was being used to reduce space for a customer who was manufacturing lighting gear trays and wanted to store the sheet metal in a flat pack form until they were ready for assembly. If you can think of a sheet metal component that you are currently having made but may benefit from this CNC punching approach please give us a call and we will be happy to take a look for you.
CNC punching and CNC bending pre-coated mild steel - folded by hand