Sheet Metal Fabrication Services
Sheet Metal Bending or Press Braking service is the metal fabrication method of manipulating metal into an angular shape such as U Shaped, V- Shaped, Channel – Shaped parts.
This fabrication occurs when the workpiece has sufficient force applied to create a lasting bend. Die bending, folding, edging, or flanging are other names for this fabrication process.
Our CNC press brakes allow us to transform various gauges and lengths of metal into precise 3D geometric shapes.
Custom Sheet Metal Bending & Forming
Acknowledging the need for accuracy and precision, we have invested in the latest technology in CNC forming.
Our machines are networked and programmed offline, enhancing our production flexibility and velocity. In addition, these machines are equipped with advanced technology, further enhancing the capability of our production staff.
Our team can assist in the design and manufacturability of your custom parts, meeting your project's requirements of precision and cost. Contact Alliance Fabrication and Manufacturing today for sheet metal forming and bending information.
Frequently Asked Metal Forming and Bending Questions
Sheet Metal Bending or Press Braking is the metal fabrication method of manipulating metal into an angular shape such as U-Shaped, V-Shaped, Channel – Shaped parts. This fabrication occurs when the workpiece has a sufficient force applied to create a lasting bend. Die bending, folding, edging, or flanging are other names for this fabrication process.
There are two typical methods of operation, Air Bending and Bottom Bending. Air Bending drives the punch into the sheet metal to a specific angle bend. The press brake has a punching tool, and a V-opening bottom die. The punch presses the material into the V-shaped bottom die. This creates three points of contact, the tip of the punch, one on each side of the top of the V opening. These points of contact determine the inside bend radius, and the depth is used to define the angle bend. As a result, air bending is more flexible and quicker and provides less surface damage.
Bottom bending, also known as bottom pressing or striking, uses a bottom V-Shaped die and a punch but bends the material by bringing these elements together. The die's angle determines the final angle of each workpiece. This method requires more pressure and can leave tooling marks.
Alliance Fabrication and Manufacturing's team can assist in the design and manufacturability of your custom parts, meeting your project's requirements of precision and cost. Our capabilities and capacities allow us to fabricate these custom parts:
- Bump Formed Radius'
- Offset/Step Forms
Alliance Fabrication and Manufacturing is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified company. We pride ourselves on creating solid partnerships by always providing custom-fabricated parts on time.
Our Quality Equipment Includes:
- High QA Integrated Manufacturing Quality Management Software
- Lecia Absolute Tracker – AT960 with T- Probe and Laser Scanner
- Measuring Instruments – Depth Gauges, Calipers, Height Gauges, Squares, Protractors, and Micrometer
Alliance Fabrication and Manufacturing can perform sheet metal bending and forming from prototype to production on these materials:
- Hot Rolled
- Hot Rolled, Pickled and Oiled
- Cold Rolled
- Hot Dipped Galvanized
What Can We Do For You?
Do you have any questions regarding quotes, materials, manufacturing services, quality, supply chain solutions, and logistics? Creating custom supply chain solutions tailored to your specific needs and business is at the core of Alliance Fabrication and Manufacturing. Contact us today, and let's get started together.