Aluminium angle brackets
Even the simplest angle bracket can need multiple manufacturing processes to complete it to a customers design. These simple angle brackets needed the following stages: CNC 3D modelling, CNC programming for a CNC punch press, punching out on a Trumpf 3000R CNC punch press, edge de-burring to remove any sharp edges and corner tags, folding up on a CNC press brake, alocrom 1200 treatment and then insertion of small PEM self clinch bushes. These brackets are typical of the brackets that we manufacture every day of the week for our customers here from our factory in Fareham, Hampshire. They may be aluminium as these brackets of from stainless or mild steel, they may have many bends or be a simple angle, with welded sections or just left as single parts, with studs and bushes pressed in place or with simple plain holes. Whatever the bracket design you have in mind we can manufacture it and often help you by suggesting ways of reducing costs when reviewing your design at the price estimating stage. One this occasion we manufactured a batch of 200 brackets but it can be as low as just a few for a special project or many thousands depending on the needs of our customers.
Aluminium strirrup brackets
Here we have some aluminium stirrup brackets used to support battery powered LED light fittings. They have been laser cut from 2mm 5251 aluminium sheet metal, de-burred, with 2 bends and then had a hand operation to pull the bracket curve around a former jig to create the shape that you can see here in the photo. On this occasion we manufactured 300 brackets ready for a call off of 100 per month. this is a service we can offer on smaller components so that our customers enjoy the reduced cost of a larger batch of work but don’t have to take all the parts in one go.
Laser cut mild steel brackets
Laser cut mild steel brackets. Again a simple single bend bracket which has been laser cut from 1.2mm thick mild steel with no need to have any edge de-burring. The bends were formed on a Trumpf 7036 CNC press brake with standard press brake tooling so at no extra charge to our customer. The advantage of laser cutting brackets like these that have radius corners is that we can produce any size of radius without the need for tooling and can blend rads together to make safe edges for assembly and in the final bracket if handled in use.
If you have a single bracket you want manufacturing or lots of them please give us a call and we will be happy to help you with a quote or work with you to refine your design for manufacturing and save you money.