Sheet metal panels
These ventilation panels are used on heating units with formed extruded sections. The ventilation panels are used to support the heating coils within the heat unit body (which can be up to 2.5M long) and are manufactured from Zintec coated mild steel. The extruded forms are produced in the panel by first piercing a pilot hole smaller than the final extruded hole in the sheet metal and then a second operation of a male and female former tool come together to push the excess metal through the sheet. Each formed extrusion is produced in a second on one of our Trumpf CNC punch presses making the process very easy and cheap to perform and yet perfectly repeatable within the program right across a full sheet of metal. The depth of the form within the panel can be controlled by altering the size of the initial pilot hole within the CNC program.
Ceiling adaptor panel for light fitting
Ceiling adaptor panel
This 2.5mm thick 304 type stainless steel plate is used as a ceiling adaptor or mounting panel for a small replacement light fitting. When a ceiling has lighting replaced there may be a hole that is too large for the replacement lighting and rather than renew the whole ceiling sometimes ceiling adaptor or mounting panels can be used to allow new smaller light fitting to be used with the minimum disturbance to the original ceiling structure. This ceiling mounting panel has been made from stainless steel sheet metal and has a machined beveled edge all around to produce a pleasing effect once installed in the ceiling. There are weld studs on the back face to fix the light fitting to and the front face has been posy op polished to give the clean smooth effect seen here.
Mounting panel for electronics housing
Electronics mounting panel
Here is a simple mounting panel used within an electronics housing. This panel has been manufactured from 1.2mm aluminium sheet on a Trumpf CNC punch press, edge deburred and then had 5 self clinch bushes pressed in place on our Haeger inserter press. This small panel is typical of the huge range of simple sheet metal components that we manufacture in batches from just a few to many thousands. The advantage of CNC punching is the ease with which you can change batch sizes and create bespoke CNC programs just for one batch if needed to match production with customer order requirements or even KANBAN call off if required.
LED display panel
LED mounting panel
LED PCB mounting panels used within LED display board units for moving image and text signs. These mounting panels have been CNC punched and CNC bent using Trumpf equipment in our manufacturing factory in Fareham, Hampshire. They are an example of a large range of display panel work that we make from aluminium sheet metal. The patterns of holes have been CNC punched using special cluster tooling which helps to reduce the time and cost of each part. The customer purchased the tooling for this panels and they are used across the range of their LED panels and they savings per part have paid for the tooling many times over.