Monday, April 27th, 2015
Here is a recent sheet metal projects we have manufactured, mild steel component blanks that have been CNC punched out on our Trumpf 3000 CNC punch press and had the small threaded holes tapped within the machine cycle. The advantage of tapping in the CNC press is the thread form is consistent from part to part, the thread is formed rather that cut so there is no swarf generated and the threads can be formed in 1-2 seconds. Click on the photo to the left and you will be able to see all the tapped holes. All the CNC punch tools used on this part were standard tools within our tooling library so there was no extra cost to our customer in setting up this job.
The Trumpf 7036 CNC press brake is perfect for bending up small sheet metal parts such as these electronics enclosures. The operator can stand close to the tooling while bending the parts and see exactly what is going on throughout the bend cycle. the machine is quick to program, set and run making it the perfect machine tool for producing either small batches and large production runs of sheet metal parts. On the front of the CNC press brake there is a work table that enables of the machine operator to have a pile of the flat blanks and folded components either side of them as the bend the parts reducing the time taken to bend the parts and reduce stress on a long production run.
And here we have the finished CNC punched and CNC bent mild steel sheet metal components. They are now ready to go off to the zinc platers and once back off to our customer in Spain.
Perhaps you have a sheet metal project that needs pricing or some assistance with the design to get the best from modern sheet metal manufacturing methods. Please give us a call and we will be happy to help you.