Formed curve in sheet metal bracket
Formed sheet metal brackets
These sheet metal brackets are typical of the small components that we manufacture every day of the week. CNC punched from mild steel sheet, de-burred and then CNC bent these little sheet metal brackets are manufactured in batches of 100 at a time. The formed curve on the end of the bracket has been produced in our Trumpf 7036 CNC press brakes. If we have a standard form tool we will always use it to keep the production time down helping to reduce price. Sometimes we will not have a form tool to hand and we can then construct one if the volumes are large enough of the batches repeat often enough. If this is not the case then CNC multi-bending can be used to create the curved form in the sheet metal bracket by producing a series of small bends simulating a curve. This CNC bending technique is also used to produce complex curves with varying profiles e.g. an ellipse.
For more information on forming with CNC press brakes have a look at our web page http://www.vandf.co.uk/plant-list/edwards-pearson-pr3pr6/