Sheet metal production of sub-contract engineering in Great Britain
If you are looking for a company to support you with the development and production of sheet metal work you need to talk to V and F Sheet Metal. With over 30 years of experience in sheet metal batch production we are ideally placed to support your latest project.
laser cutting sheet metal production
Laser cutting has become a standard method for the production of sheet metal components. It allows for quick and easy development of samples at the early stages of production. No tooling is required and complex shapes can be cut with ease. Once batch production is required laser cutting is ideal for getting the most from each sheet of metal. It’s also a great way to mix and match components from sheets for suites of part increasing sheet yield. Where health and safety is in mind then again a laser cut edge can be smooth and radius corners can be added to your design at no extra cost.
Trumpf 200 CNC punch press producing zintec sheet metal blanks
CNC punching has been the back bone of sheet metal production for many years at V and F Sheet Metal. From early on we have used CNC punch presses to pierce holes and produce component profiles. We now use Trumpf machines for their superior quality, easy of tool setting and CNC programming.
Having a large library of CNC punch tooling built up over the last 20 years enables us to produce many customers parts with no new tooling costs. Working alongside the Trumpf laser cutting machine they provide the perfect team for our customers sheet metal production requirements.
Folding up of components
Most of the components we manufacture for our customers are folded up in some way. This is where CNC press brakes come into action. We currently have 7 machines ranging from 600mm to 3000mm long. We are able to tackle jobs from the simplest 1 bend angle to the most complex folded assemblies. Again, as with CNC punching we have many years of press brake tooling on the shelf and the vast majority of jobs we produce never have the need for new tooling.
TiG welding aluminium housings
After the main production processes of CNC punching/laser cutting and the CNC bending we have a range of ancillary processes. From welding and spot welding we have press work, bush insertion rolling etc. Too many to list here but a quick look at our plant list will show you last we have most processes covered.
So what now ….
If we have interested you in our production abilities then why not contact us with your latest sheet metal production project. If you just want to chat through your ideas our engineering team will be happy to help by calling 01489 577786. If you already have a design then please email your drawings to email@example.com. We can read PDF, DXF, DWG, SAT and STEP files.