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Metal Processing And Products outsourcing China

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:12 am
by astao239
Sheet metal is arguably the most popular metal material form used in almost every industry, with thickness ranging from a few tenth of millimeter to 6 millimeter. There are countless possibilities to work with sheet metal such as bending, stamping, drawing, rolling, and punching.
Bending is a process in which a force is applied to a piece of sheet metal, causing it to bend at an angle and form the desired shape, such as V-shape, U-shape, or channel shape along a straight axis. A typical machine used for bending is called press brake, and our partners are equipped with press brakes ranging from 20ton to 200 ton.
Stamping is also called pressing, where a piece of sheet metal is placed into a stamping press, and the tool and die forms the metal into a desired shape. Stamping could be a single stage operation where every stroke of the press produces the final form on the sheet metal part, or could occur through a series of stages.
Drawing is a process using tensile forces to stretch metal sheets. As the metal is drawn or pulled, it stretches thinner, into a desired shape and thickness. When the workpiece is drawing longer than its diameter, it's normally called deep drawing, to produce parts that look like cups or boxes.
Punching is a process where a tool, or punch, is forced through the workpiece to create a hole, producing a scrap called slug. Depending on the material being punched this slug may be reused or discarded. Punching is often the most cost-effective method for making holes in sheet metal in medium to high production volumes. When a specially shaped punch is used to create multiple usable parts from a sheet metal the process is known as blanking.
Alfa-Sourcing has been working closely with our partners in sheet metal fabrication industry for many years. Please contact us today at to see how we may help with your specialty sheet metal fabrication requirements.Metal Processing And Products outsourcing China
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