Sheet metal folding is a precise sheet metal fabrication technique that bends flat metal sheets into desired shapes for various applications.
One part of the full sheet metal solutions we offer is sheet metal folding (also known as bending, press braking, folding, edging, flanging and die folding).
Using press brakes, we will fold the workpiece to the desired angle for your project.
There are many methods which can be used in sheet metal folding. These methods include:
The materials we typically bend include, but are not limited to:
To note, due to properties found within some metals, these make them more difficult to fold. For example, 6082 Aluminium often cracks or in some cases, snaps, but with metals like this, there are methods to achieve a bend or fold.
If you have a type of metal which is often difficult to bend or fold, we will work with you and suggest solutions around these potential issues.
Sheet metal folding requires a high degree of precision and expertise, skill, knowledge and the right tools.
At ADS Laser Cutting, we use the latest technology, in the form of TRUMPF and Durma press brakes. Our machines and tools can precision fold lengths of up to 6000mm, with a working pressure of 640 tonnes.
We have an Axis 1000mm electric press brake with 36-tonne working pressure, which is a full electric machine for high volume and/or intricate parts.