What is Sheet Metal Bending?
First off, let’s start with some definitions. What exactly is sheet metal bending?
As you may have guessed from the name, sheet metal bending is the process of bending and forming metal with powerful tools called press brakes. If you’ve ever handled products made from sheet metal, then you’ve already seen the end result of sheet metal bending.
A proficient Snohomish sheet metal bender, like our in-house press brakes operator, Drew, can produce a wide variety of shapes in your sheet metal, from very obtuse to very acute angles and more complex geometry, like:
- Corrugated metal
- Flat and open hems
- Sheet metal seams
Bends, seams, angles, rolls, and hems are created using a variety of tools. These depend on which sheet metal fabrication shop you work with, but can include:
- V-shaped die
- Wiping die
- Rotary bending
- Air bending
- Channel bending
- Roll bending
Regardless of material or scale, these bending methods all work to transform a sheet of flat metal into a vibrant 3-D piece. Some of these pieces are finished parts, while others are critical components that serve as parts of a larger system.
Whether you need simple 90-degree bends or more complex shapes, give Evan’s Manufacturing a call. We would be happy to discuss our capabilities with you and tell you what types of metal bending we can create in our shop.
Snohomish Sheet Metal Bending in Action
We’ve used sheet metal bending to help create a wide range of applications for our Snohomish clients, including:
- Column covers
- Ventilation ductwork
- Machine guards
Custom bending sheet metal processes play an important role in many Snohomish industries, including:
- Military and defense
- Electronic enclosures
- Home service companies
- Aerospace and avionics
Have a Sheet Metal Project? Give Evan’s Manufacturing a Call
Ready to breathe life into your sheet metal project? Evan’s Manufacturing is a family-owned manufacturing company in Snohomish that prioritizes clear communication, quality-driven processes, and a strong work ethic.
Contact our team today and let us help bend your sheet metal products to life. You can call us or send us an email via this contact form.