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Sheet metal forming, folding & bending

KMF is a leading supplier of sheet metal folding and fabrication services in the UK and Europe. The company uses high-tech sheet metal forming machines with the latest in innovative computer software to manufacture all manner of metal formed products.

KMF's programme of continuous investment means it has manual metal folding and CNC folding solutions in a variety of formats. It allows us to select the most appropriate folding process to meet our customers' needs. With manned press brakes, automated panel bending, and robot folding technology across the KMF, we deliver exceptional reliability, productivity and highly predictable set-up times.

It's a system that enables outstanding operational performance for any metal folding operations, from small parts with a single bend through to larger complex parts with many bows and multiple flange lengths.

Metal Forming Capability:

Manual metal folding:

  • Maximum component length: up to 3230mm
  • Material thickness: up to 3mm

Automated metal folding:

  • Maximum bending length: up to 2500mm
  • Maximum material thickness: 2.5mm mild steel, 2mm stainless, 3mm aluminium

Material Types:

  • Mild steel
  • Galvanised steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Zintec
  • Aluminium
Metal forming press brake at metal fabrication company KMF

The TruBend 5130 is a popular high precision press brake with ACB angle measurement technology that guarantees bending-angle precision. Automation options for programming, tool-set up and bending deliver outstanding productivity and the flexibility to bend a variety of parts.

Trubend 7036 Press Brake at metal fabrication company

The TruBend 7036 is a high-speed machine that bends small and medium-sized components to a very high quality. Higher press force means it can manufacture components from thicker materials. The 7036 can tackle parts with the smallest of bends and bends with short flanges.

P4L Panel Bender at metal fabrication company KMF

This advanced Salvagnini machine can manufacture metal panels up to 2500mm long and form bends of up to 165mm high. With intuitive programming, 3D stimulation & automatic tool changing the P4L can achieve unique geometries far greater than press brake forming.

Laser cutting at KMF
About CNC metal laser cutting

Laser cutting is for precision work on metal plates in steel and aluminium.

About the sheet metal forming process

Bending, folding, punching and pressing sheet metal into a predetermined geometry.

stainless steel fabrication
All about stainless steel fabrication

Stainless steel benefits from strength, resistance to corrosion and ease of use.

More on metal forming & folding

Investment in the latest technology

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 the latest planning & programming software powers our metal bending and folding capacity. It allows us to meet the most demanding metal fabrication contracts, large or small, simple or complex.

First-class metal folding

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. Factors such as strain hardening, temperature control, flow stress and flexibility must be 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.

Huge metal forming capacity

The combination of press brake machines means KMF can offer both manual and automated services to meet the needs of almost any customer. We can bend metal in a wide range of materials and sizes for every type of project one-off prototypes to large scale batch runs.

Your outsourcing opportunity

KMF has the skills and capacity to complete fabrication of complex metal formed products and multi-part assemblies. Press brakes and panel bending equipment used at KMF can create precision folded sheet metal components from mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium and more. Contact KMF Group to discuss your outsourcing needs and to see how we can help.

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