Forming

Forming is the use of large press brakes to bend sheet metal, with thevariables of bend radius and bend angle. Our forming machines can bend up to 1/2" steel. We also have roller machines which can roll sheet metal into a variety of size tubes.

Advantages

Forming can be a very cost-effective way to create complex 3D geometries from sheet metal as compared to welding. At Prototek our 140-ton press brake can bend up to 1/2" steel pending the length and radius of the bend.

Considerations

Forming is faster and more cost-effective than welding but can only beaccomplished if the finished part geometry supports this process.CNC programming of machines for bend deductions can occur morerapidly than programming for tabs for welding.

Equipment

  • HDS 1303 (10' 140 ton 8 axis)
  • RGM2 5020 (6' 60 ton 3 axis)
  • RGM2 8024 (8' 80 ton 3 axis)
  • FBD-8025 (10' 140 ton 8 axis)
  • FBD-8025 (8' 80 ton 8 axis)
  • RG-80 (8' 80 ton 3 axis)
  • CNC GUILFIL (10' 110 ton 2 axis)
  • CNC GUILFIL (8' 110 ton 2 axis)
  • CNC GUILFIL (6' 66 ton 2 axis)
  • 4' Diacro Press Brake Hydro-Mechanical
  • 6' Power Rollers
  • 2' Hand Roller (Tubing, Channel, Rod, Etc.)