Sheet Metal Bending
A true one-stop profiling shop, orders are delivered complete and ready for assembly with sheet metal bending services.
Procuring quality and accurate parts has never been easier with a comprehensive range of in-house profiling services.
Sheet metal bending, also known as profile bending or press forming, combines operator skill and quality tooling to deliver the consistent quality downstream assembly teams need. At The Laser Cutting Co., ergonomic and efficient machines allow operators to achieve superior quality for customers.
Operating 3 press brake machines to meet a range of project and material requirements. Sheet metal forming capabilities extend to 3100mm width with up to 150-tonne force. TLCC’s suite of CNC brake press machines are capable of both high volume and high complexity profiling.
High volume jobs
Short lead times
Complete Metal ProfilingSheet metal forming uses a brake press machine to apply bends on a range of metals including mild and stainless steels, and aluminium. Combining the latest metal pressing technologies, including dynamic crowning and laser measuring, delivers exceptional bend accuracy. The Laser Cutting Co. maintain a program of continuous investment to ensure its metal profiling service is second-to-none:
Benefits of Press Braking
One of the key benefits of sheet metal bending is the reduction, or eradication in many cases, of joining processes such as welding. As a result, bending delivers greater part strength and simplified assembly.
Our Investment, Your Benefit
We invest in the latest metal profiling technology, so you don’t have to. From drawing to delivery, TLCC customers can outsource as much, or as little profiling as required.
Take advantage of TLCC’s aggregated buying prices when outsourcing metal profiling requirements. Discover even greater efficiencies with Smart Design Production, designing for reduced downstream processes and simplified assembly.
Additional profiling technologies from The Laser Cutting Co. include sheet metal, open section, and tube cutting, 45° bevel and countersinks, flow drill and tapping. Cutting technologies include fibre laser, traditional CO2 lasers, waterjet cutting, plasma and flame cutting.
Sheet Metal Bending FAQ's
Open section cutting refers to the process of cutting or dividing a section of a larger object that has an open or hollow shape. It typically involves cutting through the walls or edges of the open section to create separate pieces or components.
Sheet metal bending can be used for a range of materials, including mild steel, stainless steel, and aluminum.
For more information and guidance, contact the team at The Laser Cutting Co. today.
A press brake is a machine tool used for bending sheet metal. It consists of a flat surface (bed) and a vertically moving upper tool (punch). The sheet metal is placed between the bed and the punch, and bending occurs when the punch descends and applies force to the metal.
The bend radius is influenced by several factors, including the thickness of the metal, the material’s ductility, the angle of the bend, and the tooling used in the process
Air bending is a method where the sheet metal is bent over a specified die, leaving an open space between the punch and the die. Bottoming, on the other hand, involves bringing the punch into direct contact with the die, resulting in a tighter bend.
A die is a tool used in sheet metal bending that determines the shape and size of the bend. It works in conjunction with the punch to deform the metal and create the desired bend.
Common types of bends include V-bends, U-bends, and channel bends. The choice of bend type depends on the application and design requirements
The bend allowance is calculated based on factors such as material thickness, bend radius, and the angle of the bend. There are various formulas and software tools available to help calculate the bend allowance accurately.
Challenges may include spring back (the tendency of the metal to return to its original shape), cracking, and variations in bend angle. Proper tooling, material selection, and process control can help address these challenges.
Yes, complex shapes can be achieved through a series of bends and using advanced tooling techniques. However, it may require careful planning and expertise in sheet metal forming.
The Laser Cutting Co.’s Quality Promise
The highest possible quality standards with the after sales support to match
Our Factory Production Controls are in accordance with legally enforceable construction product regulation BS EN 1090 – Level 3, allowing intricate cutting of construction regulation profiles
Certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 for all profiling requirements