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Metal forming folding and bending at KMF

Metal forming at KMF Precision Sheet Metal
Automated robotic metal forming

KMF is one of the leading suppliers of sheet metal forming and metal bending services in the UK. The company combines the benefits of high-tech sheet metal manufacturing machines with the latest in innovative software to provide all manner of metal formed products.

KMF Precision Sheet Metal currently operates 14 TruBend metal folding machines and two automated metal folding cells, incorporating 110-ton press brakes and extensive panel bending facilities. Metal forming units at KMF are capable of bending mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium and offer exceptional reliability and predictable set-up times, thus enabling short batch runs.

In today's high-performance environment, sheet metal folding machines are only as good as the high-tech software that drives them. KMF's programme of continuous improvement and high investment means that our metal bending and metal folding capacity, powered by the latest technology, allow us to meet the most demanding metal folding contracts, large or small, simple or complex.

Our advanced 3D CADCAM systems enable KMF to manufacture complex folded sheet metal components as well as incorporate metal folded components into multiple-part assemblies.

Metal forming is a generic term that can include a broad range of manufacturing processes, but it mainly consists of bending metal sheets into the desired geometry. The science behind the plasticity of metal-formed products is complex, with factors such as strain hardening, temperature control, flow stress and ductility factored into the metal bending and folding processes.

The engineering team at KMF is highly experienced and expert in matching customer requirements to our sheet metal folding machinery, which is available 24-hours, seven-days-a-week. The range of metal forming facilities is extensive and includes CNC folding, bending and rolling as part of our precision sheet metal fabrication services.

Advantages of Metal Folding at KMF

  • Advanced technology: Manual, panel and automated folding machines ensures almost any material can be manipulated to meet any requirements.
  • Ability to fold, bend and form a broad range of materials and sizes.
  • Programming and screen assistance to ensure consistency and accuracy in metal bending.
  • Sheet metal fabrication and assembly into fully commercial products.

OUTSOURCING CAPACITY AT KMF GROUP

Outsourcing now plays a vital role in OEM growth strategies. Expert knowledge, leading technology and impressive supply chain management mean KMF Group can offer excellent outsourcing opportunities for firms looking for metal folding services.

KMF has the skills and capacity to complete fabrication of complex folded products and multi-part assemblies assisted by expert use of advanced 3D CAD/CAM systems linked to CNC punching and metal bending machines.

Press brakes and panel bending equipment used at KMF can create precision folded sheet metal components from mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium and more. The company has a very broad range of metal fabrication facilities that include CNC punching machines, CNC folding and precision panel bending equipment.

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Machines available

Trubend 5130

  • Press Force: 1300 kN
  • Bending Length: 3230mm
  • Working Speed: 10-20 mm/s
  • TASC 6000, 3D graphic & touch screen

Trubend Cell 7000

  • Fully automated
  • Press Force: 360 kN
  • Working Speed: Up to 50 mm/s
  • Adjustable Feeding Unit — Ability to manufacture four unique parts in one session
  • Bending Sensor ACB = eliminate rejects
  • Around the clock production

Salvagnini P4

  • Fully automated
  • Universal press brake and panel bender from 0.4 mm to 3.2 mm.
  • Zero scrap
  • Down bend, Up bend and Safe Edge options
  • High throughput rate, fast cycle time and low cost.
  • Offline rapid programming