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Sheet Metal Processing Terminology

28/01/2019

Here is a helpful A-Z we have compiled, featuring many of the commonly used terms in the sheet metal processing world. Sheet Metal Terminology Glossary Assembly Tooling Assembly tooling is used to accurately inspect the size and the screw in order to ensure that the sheet metal will be installed correctly and precisely. Blanking The […]

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How to Avoid Sheet Metal Scratches

21/12/2018

Manufacturing Impacts of Scratching Sheet metal scratches provide a costly and unwanted issues during your manufacturing process. Scratches increase wastage and the time it takes to get a product to market. Sheet Metal scratches also incur additional costs that may not have been budgeted for. Costs and inconveniences increase exponentially the further into the process […]

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Mechanical Punch Press Maintenance

20/12/2018

Keeping up with your mechanical punch press maintenance is vital. This is applies with conforming to health and safety regulations as well as when ensuring you get the maximum efficiency out of your machine. Did you read our blog that helps solves the common problems with hydraulic press brakes? If so, you’ll know that the […]

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Advantages of Manufacturing in the UK

30/11/2018

Manufacturing in the UK has recently seen a dramatic increase compared to 10 years ago, with nearly 50% of exports from the UK being made up of manufacturing. There are many advantages of manufacturing in the UK that not only manufacturers benefit from, but also consumers. With easier access to a high quality workforce, manufacturers […]

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Solutions for Sheet Metal Bending Problems

30/11/2018

No matter how much knowledge you have of bending metal, you may still experience some problems. Here are a number of common issues, the causes and how to prevent them in the future: Cracks in the Bending Angle Cracks can be caused by poor metal pliability or having a bending radius that is too small. […]

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Factors That Affect Laser Cutting Edge Quality

31/10/2018

Even though laser cutting is seen as a highly accurate process, there are many factors that can affect the laser cutting edge quality. User error and machine faults can contribute to the quality of the cut edge, but we are going to explain the material factors that can impact the end result. THICKNESS With thinner […]

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The Basic Principle of Laser Cutting

29/10/2018

Laser cutting has become increasingly popular over recent years for a number of different industries. This is because it is an adaptable process that can be used for many purposes, as well as on a variety of different materials. When the laser comes into contact with your chosen material, it essentially melts the material rather […]

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Press Brake Vs. CNC Folder

28/09/2018

Press brakes and CNC folders may seem quite similar but they both have their specialities. Take a closer look at what they do to help you decide which one would best suit you and your bending production. PRESS BRAKE There are different varieties of press brakes which depend on different means of applying force to […]

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Tips for Hydraulic Press Maintenance

21/09/2018

Maintenance is extremely important for any kind of machinery in order to keep it running smoothly and efficiently. Different hydraulic presses have different maintenance needs, but here are some core requirements that every press regularly needs. Check Fittings for Leaks Repeatedly assess all of the fittings across your hydraulic lines to see if they are […]

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Common Hydraulic Press Problems and How to Fix Them

08/08/2018

Due to all of the heavy manoeuvres hydraulic presses have to undergo on a regular basis, you may experience some problems associated with this machinery; here are some of the most common ones and how to fix and avoid them. Oil Leaks One of the most reported problems is an oil leak; you will notice […]

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