What is CNC bending?
V and F Sheet Metal’s Trumpf 7036 CNC press brakes are one of the fastest press brake machines in the world designed specifically for CNC bending small sheet metal work components and assemblies. These small format CNC press brakes offer not only fast manufacturing bending speeds through their twin electric motor operation but quick set up times enabling small batches of sheet metal work to be manufactured just as efficiently as larger batches. Accuracy and efficiency are increased through the use of a 6-axis CNC back gauge system allowing the most complicated sheet metal work to be bent in one machine set-up and processing cycle repeatably and without delay.
All CNC bending programs are stored on our company wide computer network server allowing instant access to production data thereby reducing the time taken to set up each job in production enabling us to sample possible design options quickly and part batching when your order is needed in a real hurry. It’s also easy to recall a bend program from a past job and use the same tooling and back stop moves to create identical parts to match your spares requirements or new builds whenever needed.
With off line Trumpf Tru-Bend software linked to our Radan 3D modelling software V and F Sheet Metal’s engineering programming department can test out the optimum CNC bending solution to suit your sheet metal work components before cutting any sheet materials. Time and material costs can be reduced helping to offer you the most competitive sheet metal component prices. The combination of bending speed in conjunction with our Trumpf Tru-Bend off line CNC programming system definitely makes this the complete production package for a sub-contract engineering company looking to bend small sheet metal work up to 1M in length in any batch size that you wish to order.
After a review of the best available CNC bending machines from several UK suppliers and agents in the sheet metal industry our first Trumpf 7036 CNC press brake was installed in May 2010. It has proved such a valuable addition to the sheet metal CNC bending services we can offer our customers that a second machine has been installed in March 2011. This new major investment demonstrates V and F Sheet Metal’s continual commitment to offering the latest technologies for manufacturing sheet metal work in the UK straight from our factory in Fareham, Hampshire.
You can see here only a small cross section of the sheet metal work we are now producing, please contact us to discuss further your current sub contract engineering and sheet metal component projects and we will be happy to offer you free help on the best design to reduce your costs in having your sheet metal components manufactured in the UK. In addition to these CNC press brakes we also have an Edwards Pearson PR3 machine able to fold sheet metal sections up to 2.5M long and new in 2015 a Safan e-Brake 3M 100 ton CNC press brake, follow the links to read more about each machines capabilities.
Please take a look at our CNC bending tool data table to see further the sizes of sheet metal component bends that can be achieved with standard V block bend tooling.