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Sheet metal forming, folding & bending

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

Metal forming is the manufacturing process that involves bending metal sheets into the desired shape or geometry. The metal forming process involves a variety of factors to consider like strain hardening, temperature control, flow stress, and flexibility. Our team of experts work with a variety of these mechanical properties every day and have a wealth of experience in metal forming processes.

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 press brakes, automated panel bending, and robot folding technology across the production line, KMF delivers exceptional reliability and high-quality outputs.

Each aspect of the metal forming process plays its part in providing outstanding operational performance for any metal folding operation. This can range from small parts with a single bend to larger complex parts with many bows and multiple flange lengths.

If you would like to find out more about our sheet metal forming services, please contact our experts.

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 folding process

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

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 software that drives them. KMF's programme of continuous improvement and investment means that the latest planning and programming software powers each aspect of the metal forming process. 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 includes a range of manufacturing processes, but it mainly consists of bending metal sheets into a predetermined desired shape. The engineering team at KMF is highly experienced and expert in matching customer requirements to our sheet metal folding machinery.

Huge metal forming capacity

The combination of press brake machines and other advanced machinery means KMF can offer both manual and automated services, meeting the needs of any customer in any industry. We can bend metal in a wide range of materials and sizes for every type of project. Whether you have prototypes to large-scale batch runs, KMF is an expert in all metal forming techniques.

Your outsourcing opportunity

KMF has the skills and capacity to complete the 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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