What is CNC punching when it comes to sheet metal work?
With impressive productivity and numerous special CNC punching features the Trumpf 3000R CNC punching machine can take your sheet metal fabrication designs to a new level. Sheet metal CNC punched parts can be produced with CNC formed up or down extruded plunges and formed threads, small bends and mark free edges within the CNC punch press punching cycle time. Your sheet metal work can include high speed CNC engraved part numbers, logos or product identifications.
CNC punching sheet metal work can also produce ventilation louvres, built in hinge features, electrical knockouts forms and countersink forms which can all be manufactured to your bespoke sheet metal fabrication designs. We work closely with Trumpf to source the best tooling to produce your sheet metal components with the least fuss and up front tooling costs. Being able to process components from sheet metal materials from as thin as 0.4mm right up to 6.0mm thick in a of materials ranging from mild steel, zintec coated mild steel, galvanised steel, stainless steel, aluminium alloys, copper, brass and pre-painted mild steel allows us to offer you a very powerful and flexible manufacturing service.
Sheet metal work produced by CNC punching has never been so easy from prototypes and small batches to high volume production. The single CNC punching head on both our Trumpf CNC punch presses enable us to reduce set up times to just a few minutes between jobs enabling small batches to be run at very competitive prices, ask for a quote and see how this can benefit you. The single head design also allows all tools that are loaded into it to rotate 360deg enabling very complex designs to be manufactured with ease and with less tool changes than any standard turret style CNC punch press. This flexibility also allows us to interlace sheet metal component parts within whatever sheets of metal we use to get the highest possible material utilisation. This manufacturing flexibility is a major benefit when producing sheet metal work for special projects or low volume products and is passed onto you in lower prices but at no reduction in the quality of the sheet metal fabrications produced.
The ability of our Trumpf 3000R CNC punching machine to completely CNC punch a sheet with no tool clamp zone produces great material savings. This high material yield in today’s increasingly competitive market can be a great price advantage for you.
A CNC punching machine like the Trumpf 3000R needs powerful CADCAM software to get the very best from it and V and F Sheet Metal provide that with the complete Radan® CADCAM software suit. To learn a little more about our Radan software and the advantages it allows us to bring to you please see our pages on Radan® and designing for CNC punching.
Please visit our specific design pages showing examples of real sheet metal fabrications and the steps we have been through is turning a 3D software model into the final fabricated sheet metal component, in this case a sheet metal fabricated box.