Metal Forming

Metal Forming - Our Tools & Processes

amada press brake metal forming machineCustom metal forming is a key stage in the precision manufacturing process here at JC Metalworks. Here we guide you through the tools and processes we apply in order to manufacture precision metal parts and finished products for wide variety of applications.

More often than not, a flat piece of sheet metal is folded to form part of the finished product without adding or removing any material - this is called sheet metal forming or pressing. Other types of metal pressing or forming we offer include metal wire forming and metal tube forming as part of our turnkey custom metal forming solution.

Salvagnini Automatic Sheet Metal Forming Machine JC MetalworksMetal Forming Processes

When pressing or folding sheet metal our forming tools and processes guarantee quality, consistency, accuracy and excellent performance - as is expected by our clients.

Our precision engineering and metal manufacturing team use state-of-the-art sheet metal folding machinery, including our Salvagnini automatic panel bender and CNC press brakes which can bend parts up to 3m in length. Whether the product requires a single fold or a complex curve JC Metalworks' advanced metal forming tools and equipment have the capability to carry out the task at hand ensuring we are at the forefront of bulk and custom metal forming companies in the UK.

Once the metal forming processes are complete the product will then move onto one of the following stages of the JC Metalworks precision metal manufacturing process:

 JC Metalworks' 7-Stage Manufacturing Process:

Once design and engineering has taken place, each product will be scheduled in for each of the manufacturing processes. As every product required is unique, the manufacturing process for that product will also be different.

A product can include forming along with any or all of the following metal manufacturing services:

  1. Design & Engineering
  2. Laser Cutting or Punching
  3. Forming
  4. Sheet Metal Fabrication
  5. Powder Coating
  6. Assembly
  7. Despatch

Examples of products created using these metal forming tools and processes include the manufacture of point of sale units and retail fixtures, HVAC systems and electrical enclosures, along with lighting systems.

Contact the JC Metalworks team on 01509 233280 today to see how our metal forming specialists can add value in manufacturing your product, from start to finish, on time and on budget.

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Forming Tools & Machines

Here at JC Metalworks, we are comitted to investing in high-quality, state of the art technology to manufacture client products.

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Our Salvagnini Panel Bender automatically bends sheet metal guaranteeing quality, reliability, accuracy and repeatability along with excellent performance. To complement our Salvagnini Panel Bender we have a range of CNC Press Brakes which can bend parts up to 3m in length.

Salvagnini P4X Panel Bender Specifications:

  • Self loading
  • Reliability and product repeatability
  • Low set-up times resulting in flexibility
  • Ability to fold complex and large shapes
  • High efficiency rates, fast cycle times and low cost
  • Offline rapid programming

Amada and LVD CNC Press Brakes Specifications:

  • Offline programming to reduce setup times
  • Quick changeover tooling
  • Angle measuring correction device
  • 3m bend length capability
  • Bending up to 6mm thickness
  • Powered Rollers
  • Powered rolls for consistent and accurate curves
  • 2m wide rolling capability
  • Rolling up to 2mm thickness

Read more about other technical equipment at our Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK precision metal manufacturing facility.

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