Small stainless steel sheet metal components
Here’s another great example of CNC punching small sheet metal components with our Trumpf CNC punch presses. You can see from the 5p coin included for scale the size of these little stainless steel sheet metal components, the thickness being 0.7mm in 304 stainless steel. These parts are all for a new design project for medical equipment. They have been manufactured by CNC punching (Trumpf 3000), sheet metal edge de-burring and CNC bending (Trumpf 7036). These parts could have been CNC laser cut but we had all the correct CNC punching tooling so used this manufacturing method for speed of turn around. We had only days from receipt of the order to production of these new stainless steel components.
Stainless steel cnc punching tooling nest
The parts were CNC programmed using Radan software, an image is shown here of some of the stainless steel components with their CNC punching tooling in place on the CNC punching nest. When sheet metal CNC punching projects like this become production items we will often look at evaluating the design for the most economical CNC punching method and tooling to save money and improve the quality of the final sheet metal components.
The flexibility of CNC punching sheet metal work never ceases to amaze us from just a few mm to several thousands of mm long all from the same CNC punching machines. If you are ever in Hampshire please call in and see our sheet metal CNC punching technology in action.