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.
Post project to suppliers with Press brake work capabilities
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.
The four attached channels are to be individually priced, with quotes required on 20 off of each item. The company behind this enquiry is a furniture manufacturer who places over £15,000 worth of work into the subcontract fabrication market annually. They are interested in establishing a relationship with a supplier who can facilitate the ongoing supply of these channels, for which they have an immediate order to place.
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.
Welding and Fabrication Company based in Boston, Lincolnshire. With a wealth of experience in the industry, we offer a wide range of services to meet all of our customers needs. We are fully certified to ISO 9001 and BS EN 1090-1/2 able to carry out fabrication and supply of steel structures up to and including execution class 2.
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)
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.
Specialists in all things metal and with a combined experience of over 50 years, at ABC Components we pride ourselves in our ability to use our wide range of skills to fabricate sheet metal products for use in many industries and to the highest quality.
Working with all types of metals including but not limited to Steel, Brass, Aluminium and Copper we have built a reputation as one of the leading sheet metal engineering businesses in the UK. We undertake projects of all sizes from one-off prototype work to large batch production runs, no matter how complex.
Leeds Laser Cutting is a leading UK supplier of laser cutting and laser cut parts for one-off manufacture or as part of full scale production.
With over 30 years of experience in all aspects of lasers and laser cutting, our highly skilled staff offer customers the full benefit our knowledge and experience, enabling us to provide the highest quality of finish for every project.
Based in Shropshire Cimtek Engineering Ltd are in a perfect position to supply, build, design and repair steel, aluminium and stainless fabrications throughout the UK. We supply fabrications to a vast array of business and industries ranging from FMCG and councils to schools and large construction projects. We have been involved with numerous fabrication projects in Telford and known for Fabrication excellence.