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Sheet metal workers in Romsey

Monday, May 30th, 2016

A range of sheet metal brackets manufactured for the Romsey area in Hampshire, UK.

If you are based in the Romsey, Southampton or Eastleigh areas of Hampshire, UK then V and F Sheet Metal are just 30 minutes away from you. Having manufactured sheet metal work for over 30 years including, sheet metal brackets, boxes, housings, enclosures and rack mount enclosures, lighting reflectors, front panels, fixing plates, support angle brackets, channels, angles, welded fabrications and press work, there isn’t much that we cannot manufacture for you. If you want to pop in and discuss your sheet metal project we will be happy to see you and show you around our 13,000 Sq. Ft. busy sheet metal production factory based on the Segensworth industrial estate near Fareham and explain the sheet metal services we can offer you.

So if you have a range of drawings you want to send us from PDFs or DXF, DWG files right up to 3D STEP and SAT files please just send them to sales@vandf.co.uk and we will be happy to advise you on your design and offer some very competitive price options.


CNC punching sheet metal work in Hampshire, UK

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

CNC punching sheet metal work in Hampshire, UK

CNC punching sheet metal work in Hampshire, UK

If you are looking for a sheet metal working company to CNC punch out your sheet metal components then V and F Sheet Metal based in Fareham, Hampshire, UK are just what you need. As well as a Trumpf 3030 3KW fibre laser machine we have Trumpf 200 and Trumpf 3000 CNC punch presses. These punch presses are very flexible machines being able to punch out components from 0.3mm to 5mm thick material in a wide range of metal materials. From 0.3mm tin plated steel and 0.4mm thick specialised aluminium lighting reflector materials, standard aluminium, mild steel, stainless steel alloys through to 5 bar tread plate, pre-painted steel and pre-anodised aluminium. All stainless steel and aluminium alloys can be supplied with plastic coatings on their top and bottom faces to prevent damage in production and during your assembly stages.

The machine shown here is our Trumpf 3000 CNC punch press punching out pre-painted mild steel sheet metal. The circular discs are gear trays for industrial light fittings and are very competitively priced compared to manufacturing from mild steel and powder coating white. The final punch on this part would be to sever the component from the parent material and collect it in a tray underneath the machine from a programmable chute in the machine bed.

The Trumpf machines having a single head which can rotate through 360 degrees make them very flexible when it comes to complex sheet metal designs and small batch work. This flexibility can be advantageous when it comes to your designs with the ability to punch slots at any angle, cut-outs in complex shapes with our standard FREE CNC punch tooling.

These CNC punch presses are fully supported in all manufacturing features by our Radan sheet metal CAD/CAM software as well as offering 3D modelling for accurate bank size calculations it allows us to swap jobs from our laser to our CNC punch presses when production work loads necessitate.

Looking for a sheet metal worker with the flexibility and expertise to handle your production projects in a range of sheet metal materials, please give V and F Sheet Metal a call on 01489 577786 or e-mail your drawings to sales@vandf.co.uk and our engineering team will be happy to review them for you.


Looking for sheet metal workers in the Chandlers Ford area?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Looking for sheet metal workers in the Chandlers Ford area?

Sheet metal components

Sheet metal components

Here at V and F Sheet Metal we support companies right across Hampshire UK with a comprehensive sheet metal fabrication service. With customers regularly delivered to in Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Southampton and Winchester as well as next day overnight small packet and pallet deliveries right across the UK. If you have a one off sheet metal work project you need assistance with or a more regular production requirement we will be happy to help you. Contact our engineering team for advice of designing for efficient manufacturing of sheet metal components. Want to pop in and discuss your needs or see in more detail the services we can offer you, just give us a call.

Sheet metal parts

Sheet metal parts

The 2 parts shown here are just typical of the many thousands of items we manufacture every month from our 13,000 sq. ft. factory in Fareham, right on the M27. Using the very latest CNC punching and fibre laser cutting production processes to produce sheet metal blanks quickly and accurately to a price that you need. Along with 6 CNC bending machines, up to 3M long and 100 tons force, we have great flexibility when it comes to that rush job you just have to get out.

Have a sheet metal project you need help with? Call us on 01489 577786 or e-mail you drawings to sales@vand.co.uk


Pressing in studs with fly-presses

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Flush head studs inserted into sheet metal products

Fly presses in action

Fly presses in action

We use flush head studs to provide a permanent stud (male thread) into a range of sheet metal materials and thicknesses. They might be aluminium, stainless steel but by far the most popular are mild steel and zinc plated studs. They come in a range of lengths from 6mm up to 50mm and from M2.5 to M8, other sizes can be achieved by special order. They act as a permanent screw thread in place of a screw for assembling components and are often used for an earth point in electrical cabinets and electronics chassis and gear trays. The example show here is of a light fitting gear tray and the studs are used a fixing positions for a lighting ballast.

Lighting gear trays with flush head studs

Lighting gear trays with flush head studs

The studs are often pressed in with our Haeger bush and stud inserter machine. It can cope with all studs, bushes, stand-offs and tank bushes. In this case we are showing one of our fly-presses being used to insert M3 x 18mm mild steel zinc plated flush head studs.

If you have a sheet metal component design and you are not quite sure what you need please just give us a call and we will be more than happy to help you with finding the right insert to suit you. Call us on 01489 577786 or send us your designs to sales@vandf.co.uk


Looking for sheet metal workers in the Winchester area?

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Manufacturing sheet metal work for companies in and around Winchester

Folding long sheet metal profiles

Folding long sheet metal profiles

V and F Sheet Metal have been manufacturing sheet metal work and welded fabrications for over 30 years now. We supply a wide range of sheet metal products from our base here in Fareham, Hampshire to companies in Hampshire and right across the UK to the lighting, heating, electronics and professional audio industries as well as a wide range of specialist companies across the UK. We often deliver products to Winchester, Eastleigh, Southampton, Portsmouth and Basingstoke as well as using overnight services to Scotland, Wales and the rest of the England.

When you are making long channel sections like these you need a bending machine that can provide the bending power and accuracy on bend size and angle right up to 3M long. Our Safan e-Brake 100 ton CNC press brake is just such a machine. Installed new in 2015 this machine is perfectly suited to the range of sheet work we tend to bend and provides a bending force that matches the longest work we can laser cut.

Sheet metal bending

Sheet metal bending

You can see here the guillotined blanks on the right hand of the bending machine and the finished folded U channels on the left hand side of the machine. You need a fair bit of space when it comes to producing parts like these and our 13,000 sq. ft. factory provides the flexibility to take on this type of work as well as higher volumes of smaller parts. You only have to look through some of our past blog posts and the gallery pages on the website to see the wide range of sheet metal work that we get involved with for our customers. From these 3M long sections to CNC punched and folded aluminium lighting gear trays, stainless steel support brackets, mild steel electrical cabinets, copper bus bars, brass display units, aluminium LED display PCB plates etc.

Bent galvanised steel sections

Bent galvanised steel sections

The final 3M long galvanised mild steel sections stacked on a pallet ready to be wrapped up and delivered to the customer. This batch was for 2 different channel cross sections and approximately 350 of each type.

If you are based in Winchester or the surrounding areas of Hampshire and you want to visit us to discuss your sheet metal projects in more depth or you simply want to send us your drawings to sales@vandf.co.uk please don’t hesitate and we will be happy to help you.