Formed sheet metal circular component
Now this sheet metal product caught my eye whilst walking around the factory this week. I thought it was worth a mention as it combines two separate processes of sheet metal manufacturing, namely bending and rolling. On both images, on the inside of the rolled end it’s possible to see a series of lines. This gives a clue to the process used, as a series of bends were made using the Trumpf 7036 to begin to produce a preform curve.
As the lines disappear and the inner surface appears smooth, this indicates that the metal has been rolled on a set of rollers. At V and F Sheet Metal we have a series of hand rollers and brand new powered rollers. We have the capability to roll up to 1m wide and 3mm thick mild steel. However, we are able to roll up thicker metal in smaller strips when the need arises. Please take a look at our plant list on rolling sheet metal work for more detailed information and examples of past sheet metal projects.
These particular items were used to clamp small exterior floodlights to poles around a university campus. They were made from 2mm mild steel and then they were powder coated. In batches of 50 to 100 at a time they are typical of the work we manufacture for our customers in Great Britain.
For more examples of rolled sheet metal work please also take a look at our Rolled Sheet Metal Work Pinterest Board
If you have a product that requires rolling or forming into a curved shape as part of your design then please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01489 577786 or email if you prefer at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can read DXF, DWG, SAT, STEP and IGES CAD files and produce dimensioned drawings where needed from our customer’s sketches or samples. Our friendly sheet metal engineering team are always happy to help and love a technical challenge. With over 50 years experience between them there’s not much they haven’t come across or solved for people.
Formed circular metal component
Metal circular component