Folding sheet metal work with a Safan e-Brake CNC press brake
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When we are looking to fold sheet metal components we have a number of options here at V and F Sheet Metal. We have a number small CNC press brakes for folding sheet metal work up to 1M long. We also have a 2.5M long machine for forming longer channels and angles. But when it comes to more complex sheet metal work we would use our Safan e-Brake with it’s 3M long bed and 100 tons bending force. The video shown here is bending a typical simple sheet metal tray and it nicely shows the speed with which work can be formed.
Folding with a Safan CNC press brake
Folding sheet metal work needs a good machine, accurate tooling and a skilled work force. The Safan e-Brake is a great machine to program with an easy to understand controller. As we are a sub-contract company we need to be able to move from job to job quickly. Some job changes can take just minutes and with small batch sizes this is essential to get the best from the machines. All our CNC bending programs are saved to our system server and then backed up over night to ensure we also have the right data ready when needed.
CNC punched sheet metal blanks
To achieve an accurate final folded component you need to start with an accurate flat blank. We are lucky to have Trumpf CNC punch presses and a Trumpf laser cutting machine. These machines enable us to produce the correct parts every time. Using Radan sheet metal CAD/CAM software we are able to select the best flat blank production method to suit the parts details.
Folded sheet metal work
The final folded trays are stacked and ready to move to their next production process. The secret to folding sheet metal work is to keep it simple. Easy to use machines, clean accurate tooling, accurate flat blanks and a wealth of experience. This enables us to offer the best solution for folding your parts and keeping the costs down.
If you want to know more or would like us to quote you for your sheet metal work please send us your drawings or give us a call on 01489 577786.