METAL FORMING

WHAT IS METAL FORMING?

  • Metal forming is a process by which metal can be deformed when applying force to the subject, which causes it to bend at an angle and form the anticipated shape, which often results in it being in a ‘V’ or a ‘U’ shape.

  • A press brake is a tool used in order to bend sheet metal and uses a punch and die to do this. Although press braking may seem straight forward, it can be quite difficult to remain accurate throughout the process. There are several types of press brakes which deliver different levels of force applied, such as mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic and CNC to name a few examples.

  • Northern Neon Lights has 5 CNC press brakes, up to 3 metre bed with 130 tonne capacity. These machines produce very accurate result and are able to bed sheet metal work from just a few millimetres across to sections.

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