Sheet metal can be bent, curled, punched, stamped, spun, cut, welded, or stretched to form the desired shape and structure of its manufacturer. This high level of versatility makes sheet metal a go-to material across a wide variety of industries which require some sort of customized fabrication.
Form Bending – This is the simplest way for sheet metal. In this method, you are bending the metal over an edge or shape. You could also use a hammer and shaping dolly to bend the metal around the shape that is desired.
Metal Brake – A metal brake is the most common way to make clean, precise bends in metal. A metal brake works by placing the metal on a flat, gated surface and then clamping a flat bar on top of the metal and lifting the gated portion to bend the metal to the desired angle. Most metal brakes can make bends to just over 90 degrees. We have many kinds of sheet metal brakes on our site.
Hand Shears – The most basic and fundamental sheet metal cutting tool in the world of sheet metal fabrication.
Throatless Shears – These are designed to allow you to cut metal in straight lines or shapes without marring edges. Throatless shears are operated by hand and do not waste material.
Angle Grinder – An electric angle grinder is a handheld tool that spins an attached disc or wheel to cut metal. For cutting, the 0.045-inch-thick wheels should be used which can pretty much cut through any thickness of steel. They are loud and messy but get the job done.
Kaierwo is a professional rapid prototyping and low-volume manufacturing plant. Since 2002, it has provided customized services for sheet metal cutting, CNC machining, 3D printing technology, and rapid tooling.