Press brake work (bending) is a process in which a sheet metal workpiece is bent along a line.
The bending creates a bend or crease with a given angle in a workpiece. Usually, this is performed in a press brake machine with a tool that is specific for every job. When the press machine presses the tool on the workpiece making the bend permanent. Immediately after this is done a springback occurs, and this needs to be taken into account when calculating the bending.
There are a few different types of bending. The two most common types is determined by which kind of tool the process uses. Either a tool can press the workpiece into a die (bottoming), or a tool presses the workpiece between two points to create the bend. The second kind of bending is more common as it needs considerable less press force, therefore making the process cheaper. At the same time, bottoming gives a more precise bend.
Press brake work is a common manufacturing process and presses are available in most sheet metal workshops.
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Destined for end use within an industrial machine, the attached discs are to be pressed from 1.2mm thick aluminium. An initial 6 off are required as samples, followed by 50, 100 & 500 offs. The client has an immediate order to place and therefore, interested suppliers are asked to make contact at their earliest convenience. The ideal supplier will be able to undertake this requirement on a long-term basis, making it a great opportunity to fill ongoing capacity. The buyer is also open to any suggestions and advice regarding the optimum method of manufacture.
Outsourcing approximately £30,000 worth of fabrication work each year, this manufacturer of hand tools and lifting equipment is currently looking for a supplier who can manage the folding process required on free-issue mild steel blanks. With an immediate order to place, this work is expected to be repeated between four to six times per year, making this ideal for suppliers looking to build a long-term relationship with a new buyer.
This Qimtek member is looking for a new supplier to supply tooling and press 1200 off heatsinks per year, to be delivered in quarterly batches of 300 off. The heatsinks will be used within the electronics industry. The ideal supplier will be able to offer reliable delivery, produce the parts economically and provide a high-quality end product; once a relationship has been established, further projects could be made available in addition to this ongoing requirement.
Destined for end use within the rail industry, these forends are to be pressed from 2mm thick mild steel sheet metal. Quotes are required for 200 off per year, making it an ideal opportunity to fill long-term capacity. The tooling required to press these parts will be free-issued to the chosen supplier. The accuracy of the bend angles is critical, as these forends will be fitted to other parts and therefore high quality is essential. In addition, there may be scope for further work from the client moving forward.
This buyer, a manufacturer of British sports cars, seeks a supplier with press braking capabilities to produce the attached seat back panel. This design is to be manufactured from aluminium, with quotes required for a batch of 30 off at this time. Owing to the buyer's impressive £150,000 annual fabrication spend, the chosen supplier will be given the opportunity to develop an ongoing relationship and assist within further projects moving forward.
This buyer with £500,000 spend on outsourced fabrication per annum, is looking for a company that can fold louvres from free-issue stainless steel 304L panels, which have been laser cut to size and will be provided flat. This project is currently at the quotation stage, but could lead to ongoing work once production commences.
This buyer is looking for a supplier who can undertake the manufacture of a sizeable selection of curtainsider pillars, header profile & rear pillar profiles to be used within the truck & transportation industry. There is an order to place with ongoing work, in line with the annual quantities shown on the attached spreadsheet. This buyer spends in the region of £100,000 on this type of work per annum, meaning that the successful supplier may be invited to assist within additional projects in future.
The manufacture of jigs is required for use within the aftermarket automotive sector. These are currently laser cut and welded from multiple pieces; however, the client now seeks economical quotes for them to be manufactured from one piece using a press brake. Quotes are required for 10 off and 50 off pairs, to be manufactured from 2/3mm thick stainless steel. Delivery is required by the 20th October and following this, repeat orders will be placed with the successful supplier.
This £20,000-spending company is looking for a production partner who can carry out press brake work on their behalf, as they currently do not have these capabilities in-house. They seek the assistance of a supplier who can produce these parts to a high standard of quality, in accordance with the drawings and tolerances specified. Once the initial sample has been tested, the chosen vendor can expect to receive quarterly orders for 1000 off, making this an opportunity to win a new long-term customer.
Press brake forming of free-issue laser cut blanks is needed, on behalf of a company that spends over £100,000 a year on bespoke fabricated components. These items are too large to be managed in-house, meaning that the buyer would like to allocate the work on a repeat basis to a company with the required capabilities. Owing to their annual fabrication spend of £100,000, there could be potential for the chosen supplier to diversify into additional projects once a relationship has been cultivated.
We have the facilities to offer fully finished and assembled products, on time, every time. whether it be a one off prototype design and build, or batches of parts. We will happily work from full CAD drawings, or even discussions and rough drawings which we can further develop into CAD. We can offer an around the clock service in case any problems arise, or if you need alterations made to a prototype or existing product.
Fabrication Of precision Components For The Motor Racing Industry.
Primary Designs are a highly skilled team of engineers, specialising in the fabrication of precision components for the motor racing industry using exotic materials such as inconel, titanium, stainless steel, aluminium and alloy steels. We have a great deal of experience in tubular fabrications and are capable of producing high quality mandrel bends in various materials.
Stevens Rowsell (Precision) Ltd are a privately owned, well established, precision sheet metal engineering & fabrication company manufacturing high quality components and products from a range of ferrous and non ferrous sheet materials.
We operate from a highly organised and well equipped 20,000 sq ft premises in South East England, offering an extensive range of production capacity in; Laser Cutting - Flat Sheet Metal (Fully automated 4kw CNC Laser Cell)
Your partner in production: We offer laser cut tube, laser cut flat profiles and laser cut beams and open sections. Nobody offers a greater range of bespoke parts including square, rectangular, oval and round tube, open sections, angles and beams ( in 3 dimensional / 6 axis mode) together with traditional flat bed cutting of sheet and plate. Downstream services are provided enabling clients to use us as a one stop shop for all their primary metal processing needs.
Aldridge Brothers are steel fabricators, engineers and sheet metal workers located in Altrincham, Cheshire.
As a family business, Aldridge Brothers have run the engineering company for over 40 years and have a reputation for providing an economical and efficient sub-contracting service for manufacturers who require high quality. Aldridge Brothers have been accredited to ISO 9001 since 1997.
The EJ Watts Engineering Group has been established since 1963 and occupies 28,000 sq. ft. The group has a vast knowledge of high production and prototype engineering and has the ability to manufacture a myriad of parts, from small items to large assemblies. Our range covers from automotive parts to telecommunications, shop fitting, construction, medical equipment, furniture, electrical and many more. We are an ISO9001:2000 certified company and pride ourselves on supplying excellent service and quality.
Profiling & Fabrication Specialist Based in Northern Ireland
Rebus Jetcut was established in July 2016 and with our employees years of experience we offer a highly specialized quality metal manufacturing service. In house we have a fabrication section and profiling section , offering 4m x 2m top of the range flow machine,which allows us to cut just about any material up to the thickness of 150mm, 3 metre Press Break and Gulliotine. e work in all aspects of architectural metalwork and supply to retail, commercial and private sectors.