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Process: Presswork

Overview

Presswork is a method to form sheet metal into various shapes by using a press machine.

When pressing, a machine tool punches the workpiece with great force. A tool is placed in the machine press' upper part and when it hits the sheet metal, the workpiece is formed. The lower part of the machine press contains a tool which corresponds to the upperpiece. After the press is performed, the upper part is lifted to press again or to switch workpiece. Many machine presses can do several hundred cycles per minute. When the press is done, the workpiece is the same shape as the tool. Of course, this means that every component needs a customized tool and a corresponding tool for the press machine's lower part, sometimes referred to as a die.

Which press machine is suitable for which component is determined by the workpiece's length and width (X,Y), the press force (measure in tons or kN) and what type of press machine is suitable.

The press force is usually the most critical. It is the force the upper part of the machine has when it hits presses the workpiece. It is determined by the type and thickness of the material and the amount of material to be pressed. Big sheet metal pieces that needs a large amount of pressing, needs the biggest press machines. These are primarily found at large suppliers to the automotive, white goods and ventilation industries. However, common sized press machines are available at any sheet metal fabricator.

There are also several kinds of press machines; mechanical, hydraulic, folding (press brake) and excenter presses. Most modern press machines can also do some punching and cutting. Some are suitable for deep drawing too. Which press machine and method that can perform each job differs, so sometimes, if uncertain, the purchaser can ask the supplier to determine this.

Generally, every sheet metal fabricator has at least one machine press.

Picture: DMP-Direct Metal Presswork

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Presswork projects for quote

  1. Drawings count: 3

    Sheet Metal Forming-Presswork

    This company has an annual machining spend of over £50,000 and operates within the pumps and gauges industry. They are looking for costs for the attached socket welding gaskets, which are currently in development. This buyer is currently seeking best price and lead times for delivery on a high volume order, which they cannot manage themselves. Although there is no immediate order to place, the buyer will move forward once they have tested the prototypes for these parts, which will be manufactured in-house. In addition, there is potential for this to become ongoing work for the chosen supplier; there may also be scope to diversify into additional projects once a relationship has been established. **Due to the current health climate, we ask that you only submit a quotation for this project if you are in a position to fulfil the requirement. Please also be mindful that there may be a delay in buyer response due to widespread remote working.**

  2. Drawings count: 1

    Sheet Metal Forming-Presswork

    This new buyer to Qimtek is a leading manufacturer of innovative products for pets and ponds. They currently seek a new supplier for the attached stainless steel parts, which will be used within a new product that they are launching at the end of the year. The ideal supplier will be able to produce these parts economically, with an emphasis on reliability and high quality. There is an order to place immediately with a supplier who can offer all of the above. **Due to the current health climate, we ask that you only submit a quotation for this project if you are in a position to fulfil the requirement. Please also be mindful that there may be a delay in buyer response due to widespread remote working.**

  3. Drawings count: 1

    Sheet Metal Forming-Presswork

    This client is currently seeking a supplier to undertake production of an exhaust repair cap, to be used within the repair of motorcycles. They currently seek quotes for 100 off or supplier MOQ and have advised that this will be repeated in line with stock requirements going forward. Those with the capabilities and the capacity to assist are asked to make contact with the buyer directly to discuss. **Due to the current health climate, we ask that you only submit a quotation for this project if you are in a position to fulfil the requirement. Please also be mindful that there may be a delay in buyer response due to widespread remote working.**

  4. Drawings count: 1

    Sheet Metal Forming-Presswork

    This company operates within the food and beverage industry and is currently seeking a supplier who can manufacture the attached Bundt cake tin. The buyer will be looking for a low-volume run of 50 off initially, followed by a full production run if the cost is viable. This project requires the design in question to be formed from 1mm thick stainless steel or aluminium. Please note that full drawings will be made available to the company this job is awarded to. Those that are interested in being considered for this enquiry are asked to make contact with the buyer directly to discuss; in addition, this could result in further opportunities, once quality and reliability have been proven. There may also be scope for the chosen supplier to expand upon their involvement with the client moving forward. **Due to the current health climate, we ask that you only submit a quotation for this project if you are in a position to fulfil the requirement. Please also be mindful that there may be a delay in buyer response due to widespread remote working.**

  5. Drawings count: 1

    Sheet Metal Forming-Presswork

    This manufacturer of foundry products, who outsources approximately £1 million worth of fabrication and sheet metalwork each year, is currently quoting for a project and requires the assistance of a supplier to manage production of the attached bowl. Although there is no immediate order to place for this enquiry, should the buyer be successful in their tender, the order will follow immediately after. This is currently a one-off requirement, although it may be repeated on an ad-hoc basis, and the chosen supplier may be asked to manufacture additional components going forward. **Due to the current health climate, we ask that you only submit a quotation for this project if you are in a position to fulfil the requirement. Please also be mindful that there may be a delay in buyer response due to widespread remote working.**

  6. Drawings count: 1

    Sheet Metal Forming-Presswork

    Having previously had the attached part manufactured from multiple pieces of 3mm thick mild steel welded together, the client is now keen to speak to suppliers who can press form this part from a single sheet of steel. Ideally, they are looking to speak to companies who have existing tooling which could accommodate the manufacture of this part and have advised that the design could be adjusted to suit. The part in question will be required on an ongoing basis, at a rate of 150 off per year.

  7. Drawings count: 1

    Sheet Metal Forming-Presswork

    This manufacturer of outdoor eating equipment has an urgent order to place for a new design of BBQ bowl. This is a new product for which there is no current suppler. Those that can assist are asked to submit their quotation at their earliest convenience, with price and shortest lead time indications required for 20 off of each design. In turn, the successful supplier can expect to receive repeat orders moving forward.

  8. Drawings count: 1

    Sheet Metal Forming-Presswork

    This manufacturer of washable and reusable face masks for businesses seeks a supplier for the manufacture of aluminium nose strips. These are to be inserted into the cloth masks and should be formed with a nose indent as show in the image. Parts should also be manufactured with rounded ends and free of burrs. Please note that the attached file is for reference purposes only. **Due to the current health climate, we ask that you only submit a quotation for this project if you are in a position to fulfil the requirement.**

  9. Drawings count: 3

    Sheet Metal Forming-Presswork

    This Qimtek member is looking for a supplier to partner with for this project, to create display screens using presswork which will be used within the rail industry. Quotes are required for the largest size within the set of drawings only, however, when the order is placed, all sizes will be available to manufacture. Tooling is also required. Pricing, good quality and reliable delivery are all important factors within this project. Those that are interested in being considered for this job are asked to make contact with the buyer directly to discuss; in addition, this could result in further opportunities once quality and reliability have been proven.

  10. Drawings count: 2

    Sheet Metal Forming-Presswork

    This company, who operates within the agriculture sector, seeks a supplier who can manufacture the attached pressed component. This is to be produced from free-issue mild steel hollow section and pressed into the shape shown on the drawings provided. This will be ongoing work, making it an opportunity to win a new long-term customer as well as the work in question.

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