CNC punched heater cover blanks
CNC punching is the perfect manufacturing process for making small to medium sized batches of sheet metal work. These pre-painted heater unit covers were CNC punched in a batch of 500 units. Using bespoke tooling to produce the grille cut-outs in single hits reduced punching time and produced nice clean holes. CNC punching is also a good manufacturing method when processing pre-painted sheet metal. Is does not burn the hole profiles as with laser cutting and keeping on the protective sheet film reduces damage and oil stains during the whole manufacturing cycle.
CNC folded heater covers
Before the final curved form was pressed in place the heater unit covers had their sides folded. This process was easy using one of our 3 Trumpf 7036 CNC press brakes and a standard set of V bend tooling.
Formed heater unit covers
The final curved form was pressed into the cover with a form tool on our Edwards Pearson CNC press brake. The tooling was manufactured in our factory helping to keep the cost down for the customer. The final covers had a simple earth tag riveted in place and then were packed ready for transit direct to our customer on the south coast of Great Britain.
If you have a design idea and it needs painting it might be worth asking us about pre-painted materials. They can often be used to save cost and speed up the delivery lead times. Not all designs will be suitable but we will be happy to help you explore the options open to you.
Drop us a line at email@example.com or call on 01486 577786 and we will be happy to help you.