Laser cut and formed mounting plates
4mm thick mild steel panels laser cut on our Trumpf 3030 fibre laser using oxygen as the assist gas and then bent up. These panels used to be CNC punched out but due to the amount of cleaning up needed to deburr all the edges after punching this became an idea job to be moved to laser cutting when we installed our new laser cutter (Nov 2013). Many other jobs have also been moved to laser cutting if they had complex profiles and some others were left with CNC punching if they had lots of holes or any 3D features such as dimples, formed threads or ventilation louvres. That’s the advantage of having both production methods under 1 roof, we can move jobs around to suit our customers requirements and to find the best use of the technology to suit the design.
CNC punched ventilation panels
1mm thick aluminium ventilation filter holders CNC punched on our Trumpf 200 CNC punch press. These panels are typical of the type of work produced on our CNC punch presses and a batch of 50 off was perfect for the Trumpf 200. Each hole was pierced with a diameter 3mm punch and die. If the volumes get larger there will be a point when a cluster tool will become cost effective. This type of punch tool can be anywhere from 2 to 50 punches held in one tool greatly speeding up the hole perforating speed of the panel.
These zintec panels have been CNC punched out, edge de-burred and then had mild steel zinc plated bushes inserted before sending off to be powder coated. All panels whether CNC punched or laser cut up to 2.5M long or even 3M long if just flat can be produced in house.
Need some sheet metal panels for a special project you have or a standard product that you manufacture, please give us a call or e-mail your drawings and we will take a look for you.