Here is another cross section of the bent sheet metal work we supply form our factory in Hampshire UK
Laser cut mild steel panels
Having the ability to CNC punch and laser cut sheet metal work enables us to work with a wide range of materials and thicknesses. These mild steel panels have been laser cut from 5mm thick material and then bent up on one of our Edwards Pearson CNC press brakes. All the corner notches and outer profile was cut at the same time on the laser so that the bending operation was very accurate with all corners closed tightly before welding. It’s the consistency of manufacturing from CAD/CAM data, through either CNC punching or laser cutting to CNC bending that enables complex and simple parts alike to be made from batch to batch with a repeatability that wouldn’t have been achievable just a few years ago.
CNC pressbrake tooling
We have a large range of CNC tooling for our 6 press brakes to suit most occasions. When you design a sheet metal component and we need to bend it you don’t have to think about which tool we may use but be reassured we will have the right tool for the job. In the rare occasion that we don’t have a standard library tool to suit we either fabricate something for the job if it’s just a small run or will help advise on design changes that can eliminate the need for new tooling or offer you a range of tooling options to keep the costs to a minimum for you. Supplying sheet metal work isn’t just about manufacturing the components that you need but it’s also about helping you to reduce your costs by modifying your design. This is often carried out at the quotation stage to offer you a range of prices to match different manufacturing methods or tooling.
Folded aluminium chassis panels
These folded aluminium chassis panels are a good example of all the plant and processes needed by us to offer your the complete sheet metal work supply service. They have started out as a 3D model within our Radan sheet metal software enabling us to accurately create all the correct cut sizes and hole positions before any sheet metal had been cut. They were then CNC punched out from standard sheet stock with the edges being deburred. The folds were all produced using standard CNC press brake tooling and the bushes and studs inserted on our Haeger inserter press.
Bent sheet metal work
As a supplier of sheet metal work we have to be able to bend a wide range of components including small thin gauge clips and brackets, chassis housings, enclosures to thick gauge trays, support frames and channels. These bent sheet metal trays are typical of the thinner small metal work that we work on with our Trumpf 7036 CNC press brakes. You can see a range of the segmented top tooling shown above which is needed to get into smaller sections, trays, boxes etc to help us produce bent items with a continual smooth and clean form.
Perhaps you have a component design that you want to make from sheet metal but are not quite sure how to go about it, just give us a call or send over your ideas and we will be happy to help you out.