Folded sheet metal work
These mild steel housings covers have been manufactured as blanks on one of our Trumpf CNC punch presses. The have then been formed up with a curved shaped tool and then all the 90 degree bends have been added using a Trumpf 7036 CNC press brake. They are pictured here stacked up waiting to be sent to the powder coaters to be painted before going off to the customers to be assembled onto a larger housing that we make. The pattern created here is an efficient way to stack the covers and happens to make quite an attractive image as well.
Folded mild steel sheet metal work
Lovely image of the covers all stacked together. This batch of work was about 500 covers and suited perfectly our CNC punching and CNC bending capacity. We can make sheet metal components anywhere from single samples, through to repeating batches of several hundred to larger batches and call off orders of thousands. With CNC sheet metal manufacturing plant the ability to change tooling quickly lends the process to adaption to each design without the need for expensive dedicated tooling. This has enabled us to manufacture sheet metal components that would have needed expensive dedicated tooling not that many years ago and today we just write a CNC program for a laser cutter, CNC punch press or CNC press brake and move straight to production.
Formed mild steel sheet metal work
Here’s a more detailed view of the folded end tabs on the covers. It’s a great example of just how flexible sheet metal design can be with one single sheet of metal being formed around a curve and folded in many different ways. With this type of manufacturing we can adapt the CNC programs and hence the part whenever a design change is needed quickly with little or no cost to you the customer.
If you have a design that needs folded sheet metal work please give us a call or e-mail your drawings and we will be happy to take a look for you.