CNC punching sheet metal workers in the UK
CNC punched aluminium sheet metal housings
Sometimes we have to manufacture a range of parts all on the same order for our customers. If the sheet metal work if all designed to use the same materials and thickness we can produce them as families of parts from the same sheet. The aluminium parts shown here are just such a case in point. We have CNC programmed the housing bases and covers together to ensure that they can be CNC punched out together. This then allows us to fold them together and check all the holes align and the cover is a good fit on the housing base before they are sent off to be powder coated. This technique is often useful if the sheet metal parts do not fit a standard sheet very well. By looking at several parts to be nested together we can often eliminate waste in the sheet and then reduce the sheet metal component costs.
Trumpf 3000 CNC punch press producing sheet metal housing blanks
I have managed to capture the Trumpf 3000 CNC punch press in the middle of CNC punching out the aluminium housing bases. Being sheet metal workers based in the UK we need to use manufacturing equipment that is flexible for any size of project we are asked to make for our customers. The Trumpf 3000 is a very powerful machine being able to produce samples, small batches and large production volumes with very little tooling set up times. This makes it the perfect sheet metal working machine to produce CNC punched parts for the starting point of the manufacturing process. Added to the ability of the punch press to tap threads and form up bent sections the machine is the best you can get when manufacturing sheet metal work.
CNC punched sheet metal work produced at V and F Sheet Metal
Here’s a perfect example of the type of sheet metal work that we can produce on our CNC punch presses. Both of the examples selected here could have been CNC punched on either machine. This leads to a more flexible approach to production demand planning and security of supply for time sensitive orders.
Trumpf 200 CNC punch press producing zintec sheet metal blanks
Although our Trumpf 200 CNC punch press is an older simpler machine it is still the work horse that just goes on and on. Punching out sheet metal work in a range of materials and thicknesses is easy for this machine. With a wide range of CNC punch tools and the right software we can CNC punch most sheet metal work that our customers need without any new tooling. For more information on our standard CNC punch press tooling which can be used in your designs please take a look at CNC punch press tooling tables.
If you have a sheet metal project and it needs CNC punching let us know and we will be happy to produce a quotation for you.