Metal sheet bendingMinifaber bends metal sheets, stainless steel, iron, aluminum, brass and special alloys
Minifaber boasts a fifty years expertise in the field of metal bending: a process of metal cold working that takes place by means of a machine, called a bender. The mould of the bender exerts pressure on the flat plate, to obtain different shapes.
Together with the shearing and moulding process, sheet metal bending is used on metal surfaces to obtain semi-finished products and can be carried out on surfaces of different types: our specialization is the bending of aluminum, stainless steel, iron and copper.
The quality of our aluminum sheet metal bending
Every metal responds differently to the metal sheet bending operation, which is why every single one of them needs to be treated carefully, according to its mechanical and physical properties, to avoid cracking.
In order to be able to provide a quality metal sheet bending service, we rely on 7 technologically advanced bending machines and a well-prepared Technical Staff, that is going to transform your idea into a feasible project and, ultimately, into a real-life finished or semi-finished product.
The bending of an aluminum sheet is one of the simplest processes, thanks to the well-known properties that characterize the aluminum: softness, malleability and lightness allow to bend it without risk of breaking or causing cracks. Learn more about the aluminum bending process and how we do it here at Minifaber.
The most characteristic property of steel is its hardness: for the bending of steel, therefore, it is essential to respect precise measures, that allow to obtain an always optimal result. Learn more about how we bend sheets of steel and stainless steel.
It is the second most popular metal after aluminum: it is easy, therefore, to understand how the range of its applications is incredibly vast. To cover all those needs, we perform iron bending processes.
Stainless steel bending
Stainless steel is particularly required in sectors such as food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, due to its high corrosion resistance: in this way, it is possible to maintain high levels of hygiene.
The high electrical and thermal conductivity of copper makes it one of the most requested metals for applications such as those of the building sector. For these specific requests, in the microfaber the bending of the copper is joined to the bending of the other metals.
Learn more about the copper bending service we provide here at Minifaber.
What kinds of sheet metal bending are there?
Bending requires the application of a force to sheet metal that bends at an angle and form the desired shape. But this is only the general process: if we get more in detail, we will find:
- sheet metal bending with V-die or air bending – the most common when the need is to reach corner till 90°
- U-bending, which uses cylinder molds
- rotary bending, when the metal bending machine curves a flat metal surface thanks to the use of a rotary die (a cylinder)
If you want to learn more about this process and our services, also read: The art of sheet metal bending.
Minifaber’s machines for sheet metal bending
Sheet metal bending is carried out through CNC machines that can bend either a big quantity or a single piece of metal with the same and utmost precision.
Depending on your needs, this technological machinery can realize different kinds of bends such as standard ones, U-bending or rotary bending. Minifaber can choose among 7 bending machines ranging from 30 to 180 tonnes depending on the product to obtain.
Are you interested in sheet metal bending? Read our posts to learn more:
- Sheet metal bending: 5 amazing architectural creations- posted on Tuesday, 17 June 2014
- Sheet metal stamping, a guide for beginners - posted on Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Minifaber bends sheet metal for the following industries:
- Kitchen robots
- Gas distribution
- Professional lighting
- Home appliances
Sheet metal bending machinery
Photo 2 of Model.Gallery.CountMinifaber bends sheet metal such as stainless steel, iron, aluminium, brass and special alloys.Photo 3 of Model.Gallery.CountMinifaber bends sheet metal, stainless steel, iron, aluminium, brass and special alloys.
- From 30 to 180 tonnes
- Blade length up to 2500 mm
- 7-axis control
Two-axis semi-automatic bending center
- Max component length 3123 mm
- Min bending length 80 mm
- Max bending height 220 mm
Minifaber has evolved to become the only company able to design and manufacture the complex, assembled end products no one else can.Find out more