The CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) brakes in the Welded Sheet Metal Specialty Co. facility provides us with the capacity to bend sheet metal to precise specifications. Light gauge metal forming is our specialty, but we can bend up to 0.25 inch thick steel. We have a 10 foot long/135 ton, Cincinnati Auto shape brake that can bend 11 gauge (.125 thick) steel sheet. Additionally, we have a 5 foot long/60 ton Accurpress with a high tolerance back gauge – it has a holding tolerance of ± 0.015 or less.
We also have pinch rolls starting at 1.0 inch dia. two foot long up to 5.0 inch dia. 5.0 foot long. The smaller rolls are used on thin material 26-28 gauge (0.020-.018). We have a 4.0 inch dia. roll 4.0 foot long for 16 gauge (.059) and lighter material. Finally, the 5.0 dia. 5.0 foot long roll can form steel up to 0.187 thick steel plate 5.0 foot long. As a rule of thumb, the minimum diameter rolled on each size roll will be greater than the rolls’ diameter, depending on the material thickness. The maximum diameter for all our rolls is unrestricted.
The use of our bent and rolled sheet metal products is common in a variety of applications, including:
- Equipment control boxes
- Truck body equipment
- Industrial printing equipment
- Building signage
- Electronic and digital analysis equipment
- A variety of decorative and functional metallic fixtures
Our technicians offer Brake Forming for your CNC forming needs. This type of forming begins with the positioning of raw material between a punch and die in a brake press or press brake machine. Precise application of force using CNC control allows the punch to press the metal into the die to form the specified shape.