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Forming, metal forming, is the metalworking process of fashioning metal parts and objects through mechanical deformation; the workpiece is reshaped without adding or removing material, and its mass remains unchanged.
Forming (metalworking) – Wikipedia
In addition to manufacturing your parts we are able to offer a variety of forming solutions to suit your individual needs. Whilst our area of expertise falls in Prototyping and low volume production runs we can offer competitive rates for larger runs.
For parts formed using hard tooling a tolerance of +/- 0.1mm is generally required (this is dependent of the complexity of the forming and the thickness of the part).
Note: If you can relax your tolerances this may save you money!
We are able to etch lines into a part. These lines are only etched half way through the metal. By doing this, the metal can be bent.
Photofab have developed a “Uni-Tool”, which is an adaptable piece of hard tooling.
This is a hard tooling method, which uses several more complicated pieces of universal tooling and can cope better with more complicated parts.
Hard tooling to fit one of the fly or toggle presses is made, which can only be used on one particular part.
No Tooling Cost – Photofab have designed a series of tools which are adaptable pieces of hard tooling designed specifically for screening cans. Providing low costs option for spring Fingered lids. Suitable for parts up to 200mm in length and width, however the spring fingered legs need to be a minimum developed length of 3mm and rectangular for this method to be suitable.
Photofab are able to solder and / or spot weld components, whether you require a seam soldered or two pieces spot welded together we can help.
Photofab regularly provide precision surface grinding of metal, along with milling, turning, reaming, drilling and much more. If you have a need for a discipline not mentioned, please do contact us using the form below and ask.
Our capabilities of assembling diverse components, allows customers to reduce their supply base using Photofab’s logistical control team. We have a highly skilled team who will take your requirements, manufacture the components from raw materials, then assemble to your specifications.
If you want to ask us any questions or have us draw you up a sample quotation, please contact us on 01480 226699 or complete our contact form. Alternatively see what other photo etching services we can offer.
More Engineering Services offered – contact our sales team for further info.
To find out more about the Photo Etching Process please either contact us on 01480 226699, or take “The Process Tour”.
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