CNC Bending Services
eMachineShop offers cost-effective CNC bending whether you need just a few sheet metal parts or a full production order.
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What is Bending?
CNC bending is a process where sheet metal is bent at an angle. The sheet is typically placed between a V-shaped punch and die which presses down on the sheet to bend it. Bending is an economical way to produce 3D shapes from 2D sheets.
Bending is suitable for processing most ductile metals, primarily for sheet metal designs with one or more bends. Applications include brackets, enclosures, cams, and chassis.
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Sheet Metal Cutting Processes
Mills use rotating tools to cut material into almost any 3D shape. CNC Mills can work with tight tolerances.
Waterjets mainly cut sheet material into 2D parts using a high-pressure stream of water and abrasive. Waterjet cutting is suitable for most materials and yields clean edges.
CNC Lathes feed cutting tools into rotating material. Turning is mainly used to produce precise, cylindrical parts.
Die-Sink and Wire EDM machines create parts by using recurring sparks to remove material. Recommended for intricate designs requiring sharp inside corners and high dimensional accuracy.
Laser cutting is often used to produce 2D parts from sheet metal. A laser beam vaporizes a cut path to achieve the desired shape. Great for prototypes and short runs.
CNC Turret Presses create 2D parts by rapidly punching predetermined shapes into sheet material. Cost-effective for production runs of simple metal parts.
CNC Plasma Cutters use a high-velocity stream of ionized gas to cut parts out of sheet metal. Excellent for producing 2D parts when working with thick metal sheets.
After manufacturing, parts may require additional processing. Secondary services include CNC bending, grinding, tapping, knurling and more.