There are several different types of forming in metal fabrication – all with different benefits. It’s important to have a basic understanding of these forming types so you can make an informed decision about your metal fabrication project. In this article, we are going to discuss some of the most commonly used types of forming in the metal fabrication industry.
Press Brake Forming
The most common type of forming used in metal fabrication is press brake forming. Press brakes are the preferred method of forming for many fabrication projects because they are versatile and cost-effective. Press brakes can produce several different types of bends, including:
- Angular Bends. A bend whose angle is between zero and 180 degrees. These bends are typically defined by their inside radius, which generally ranges from 1/32 of an inch to ½ inch.
- Offset Bends. Two opposing bends that together create an offset in the part. These bends are formed with offset tools that simultaneously form both bends. Offset bends are generally defined by the height of the offset, which typically ranges from 1/16 of an inch to ½ inch.
- Hems. 180 degree bends that are often used to create a protective edge on a part.
Metal Fabrication Solutions
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