In sheet metal processing, metal structures are made by cutting, bending and assembling. This is a value-added process in which machines, parts and structures are made from different raw materials. Usually, the manufacturing plant will provide orders based on the technical drawings, and the products will be manufactured after the order is placed. Large manufacturing companies use various value-added processes in factories or facilities, including welding, cutting, forming, and machining. These large manufacturing companies have added value to customers by restricting the purchasing staff to look for multiple suppliers who provide different services. Metal processing usually starts with manufacturing drawings, including accurate measurements, then enters the manufacturing stage and finally installs the final project. Typical projects include loose parts, structural frames for buildings and heavy equipment, and stairs and railings for buildings.
Sheet metal processing usually includes three key processes: cutting, bending and assembly. Let's take a closer look at each process.
Cutting-This is the process of cutting the raw material in the form of a steel plate into a basic shape and then folding it to create a three-dimensional structure in the next stage. There are several cutting methods, but the best results are obtained using fast and accurate CNC hydraulic dies.
Bending-After cutting the shape from the sheet, it can be folded to obtain the desired shape. This is no different from the construction of flat boxes-although successful bending requires special machines and expertise! Bending can be done automatically or manually, and other machines can be used, usually bending machines. Just like cutting, CNC also plays an important role in modern methods.
Assembly-Assembly refers to the process of assembling parts. One or more technologies can be used according to various requirements such as tension and water resistance. Common assembly techniques include welding, crimping (fixing the metal together by further bending), riveting and threaded fasteners.
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