We have been busy manufacturing many sheet metal fabrications in 2017 from our base in Fareham, Hampshire. These sheet metal fabrications have a wide range of uses for many of our customers in the UK. This blog post features sheet metal fabrications used to build industrial light fittings, centrifugal blood testing equipment, heating chassis and oil pumping control housings.
Sheet metal blanks waiting to be folded up
A quick look at the range of components that were fabricated recently show that we are always laser cutting and CNC punching sheet metal work. Whether it’s stainless steel, aluminium alloys or any of the many types of steel and it’s treated derivatives we can cope with it.
Laser cutting sheet metal work
Laser cutting is a modern way of producing sheet metal fabrications. It produces highly accurate blanks in a range of materials and thicknesses without the need for expensive tooling. Linked and driven by Radan CAD/CAM software the component blanks that are laser cut are ready for bending without further processing.
Sheet metal work
Many sheet metal fabrications have folded features which we carry out on our CNC press brakes. We have a range of 7 CNC press brakes and the one featured here is a 3M long machine. This Safan e-Brake 3M CNC press brake has 100 tons of electrical force and was installed brand new in 2016. Sharing CNC bend tooling with our 3 Trumpf 7036 CNC press brakes enables us to be very flexible when it comes to work load production planning. These sheet metal fabrications were laser cut from 3mm zintec and have several 90 degree folded produced during the same bending cycles.
Spot welded sheet metal fabrications
Spot welding is a cheap and easy way to join 2 of more sheet metal components together. Using spot welding is particularly useful with ferrous materials and internal components that do not have a cosmetic appearance. If a good cosmetic appearance is required sometimes swivel spot welding tips can be used. If this still isn’t good enough then a post spot welding cleaning up is required. Either disc grinding or orbital sanding will remove all evidence of any spot welding if required.
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If you have sheet metal fabrications that you need to have manufactured please give us a call on 01489 577786. Alternatively you can send us a e-mail with your requirements and we will be happy to help you.