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Our New CNC Machinery and How You’ll Benefit


At AW Precision, we are always looking at ways to invest in the future, and essentially invest in the UK manufacturing industry. This is why we are pleased to announce that we have a new addition to our CNC machinery equipment. On the 18th October, we had the SR-32JIIB from Star Micronics GB delivered to […]

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Top Tools for Sheet Metal Fabrication


Sheet metal fabrication requires a number of various tools and equipment in order to cut, saw, bend, roll, weld and press sheet metals. Here are some of the most popular tools used by a sheet metal fabricator. Metal Working Tools Metal Cutting Saws Deburring and Bevelling Tools Sheet Metal Rolling Equipment Angle Grinder Throat-less Shear […]

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Everyday Uses of Gas Springs


Did you know that gas springs are more commonly used than you think? They are not only used in machinery, but in everyday objects too! There are probably loads of gas springs that surround you in day-to-day life and you didn’t even know it. What Are Gas Springs? Gas springs contain both pressurised gas and […]

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Difference Between Tools Used to Stretch Metal


One of the most common metal forming operations is stretching; this is where the sheet metal is manipulated and curved to create interesting shapes for a number of different structural components. There are a number machines and tools used to stretch sheet metal. What Tools Are Used to Stretch Metal? Alongside metal bending machines, there are […]

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Everything You Need to Know About CNC Punching


CNC punching stands for Computer Numerically Controlled punching which is a common sheet metal manufacturing process. CNC punch presses are electro-mechanical devices that use computer programming inputs to manipulate tools and generate patterns from a software file. Common Questions About CNC Punching How Does the CNC Programming Work? The programming of the punch press relies […]

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Bending Metal

Potential Hazards Associated with Sheet Metal Bending Brakes


Sheet metal bending brakes, both hydraulic and mechanical, are commonly used throughout the metal fabrication industry. They are versatile, durable, reliable and easy to use and maintain, but they don’t come without their risks. Potential hazards of bending brakes and how to avoid them: Hazard: Minor injuries from handling sheet metal like cuts and strains. […]

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How to Extend the Life of Metal Cutting Power Tools


Metal cutting power tools are commonly used in various metal fabrication processes in order to increase efficiency during production and manufacture. From power hammer tools to hose cutters, there are a number of electric-driven power instruments used and, if used frequently, you need to make sure that they are looked after properly. Tips to make […]

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Sheet Metal Bending Machines – 7 Safety Tips and Precautions


Using sheet metal bending machines have made sheet metal fabrication even more efficient over the years, but it doesn’t come without risk. Here are some safety tips and precautions you should take when using sheet metal bending machines. 4 Safety Tips for Using Sheet Metal Bending Machines Always wear protective safety equipment such as safety […]

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Different Types of Sheet Metal Operations


The different types of sheet metal operations can fall under two different categories: cutting operations and forming operations. Under these two categories, there are a number of other types of operations. Different Types of Sheet Metal Operations are: Shearing Operation Blanking & Fine Blanking Operation Punching Operation Piercing Operation Perforating Operation Slotting Operation Notching Operation […]

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Metal Fabrication: 6 Metal Deburring Techniques


As mentioned in a previous blog article, metal burrs often occur in sheet metal operations and compromises the quality standard of a workpiece, so deburring is vital. While the purpose of each deburring method is the same, there is a wide range to choose from. After discussing 3 common methods used within the industry in […]

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