Types of Machines Used to Form Sheet Metal

by jwksales | Sheet Metal Forming

Sheet metal forming processes are those in which force is applied to a piece of sheet metal to modify its geometry. The applied force stresses the metal beyond its yield strength, causing the material to deform, but not to fail. By doing so, the sheet can be bent or formed into a variety of complex shapes. The four main processes for forming sheet metal are bending, rolling, stamping, and spinning. Each process provides its own unique advantage, depending on the specifics of the sheet metal being formed. At JWK Engineering & Sales, we provide a range of sheet metal forming services using different sheet metal fabrication tools and equipment.

Services and Tools We Offer
At JWK Engineering and Sales, we use CNC brake presses and rolling equipment to achieve your sheet metal forming needs.

Our sheet metal fabrication tools of choice are called press brakes. For this reason, the bending process is sometimes referred to as press brake forming. Our press brakes range in size from 60 to 4,000 tons and can accommodate up to 50’ on a given application. A press brake contains an upper tool called the punch and a lower tool called the die, between which the sheet metal is located. The sheet is carefully positioned over the die and held in place by the back gauge while the punch lowers and forces the sheet into the die. The bend angle achieved is determined by the depth to which the punch forces the sheet into the die. This depth is precisely controlled to achieve the desired bend.

Using CNC controlled equipment, your order is carried out efficiently with the required repeatability and accuracy you expect. We specialize in providing quality custom sheet metal forming services through the use of our sheet metal fabrication tools.

For more information about our extensive fabrication, machining, welding, forming, finishing, and sheet metal fabrication tools call us today at 763.786.3600 or complete our contact form to send us a message or request a free quote.

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