Our sheet metal forming department is dedicated to the bending and shaping of parts to customer specifications. There is no adding or removing of material in this process; the part is shaped through bending. Our group of press brake machines can handle heavy loads and can apply the great amount of pressure needed to successfully shape metal.
When you choose Advantech for your metal forming needs, you will receive:
- Support through entire process = expert help for everything from pre-manufacturing to delivery
- Quick Turnaround = efficient and cost-effective metal forming
- Custom qualification = production to your unique tool qualification
- Access to full-service machines = ability to produce quality and quantity
Plastic deformation does not mean that the material being shaped is made of plastic. The term comes from the comparison of plastic versus elastic. Elastic deformation occurs when the shape of something is changed through force, but the material is able to return to its previous shape. Think of stretching out a rubber band: let it go and it will bounce back.
Plastic deformation occurs when the material cannot return to its original shape; the process is irreversible. Every material has a unique “yield strength,” which is the amount of pressure it can take and still keep or return to its original shape. In metal forming, the amount of pressure exerted from the press brake must exceed the yield strength of the material in order for the part to keep the desired shape.
Amada HDS 1303 NT
HDS stands for Hybrid Drive System, which allows this machine to bend metal with precision, and repeat the process exactly multiple times for larger quantities. The HDS also means the machine consumes less energy and requires less maintenance than a hydraulic press.