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CNC Folding

Introduction

SDL has multiple CNC press brake machines ranging in size, speed and tonnage capacity for folding and forming of a wide range of precision components. We have five machines and a large range of modular tooling to suit small to large production runs. 

CNC Folding Technology

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Thanks to CNC technology our entire folding process from programming and tool set up to folding itself is extremely productive. PC-based programming can save a lot of time, especially when it comes to complex parts and also allows for programs to be made for upcoming jobs while the machine is still working on the current one, thus reducing downtime. Once the program is created it can be uploaded straight from the press brake machine.

Our folding process significantly reduces manual handling as the benefit of CNC technology allows parts with multiple folds to be completed in one operation, while increasing the accuracy of bend angles for precise and efficient results.

Case Study: CNC Folding Process

Our video showcases our entire CNC folding process from the initial model design in Solidworks, to programming and folding the part on our V500 Press Brake.

 

Tooling and Bend allowances

SDL have a large range of tooling available for a range of folding applications. We have also invested in new Rolla-V tooling for better quality folding of a wider range of parts.

Advantages of our new Rolla-V tooling include:

  • Little to no marking on stainless steel or aluminium parts,
  • Ability to bend significantly small parts,
  • Ability to bend near a hole without distortion

We also have available our Bend and Tool allowances chart which includes our standard bend radius and K factors for all sheet thicknesses up to 12mm.

bend allowance chart

tooling   Rolla v tooling

Press Brake Capabilities

V130 4 AXIS AND 6 AXIS MACHINES

v130

Bending Tonnage 1300KN
Max Bending Length                    3060mm
Bending length between Columns 2690mm
Throat depth                               410mm
Max Stop Range in X 860mm
Max Axis Travel in X 600mm
Max Axis Travel in R+ 150mm
Max Axis Travel in R- 100mm
Stroke                                        215mm

 

V85X PRESS

V85new

Bending Tonnage 850KN
Max Bending Length                    2050mm
Bending length between Columns 1750mm
Throat depth                               410mm
Max Stop Range in X 860mm
Max Axis Travel in X 600mm
Max Axis Travel in Y+ 150mm
Max Axis Travel in Y- 100mm
Stroke                                        365mm

 

V500 PRESS

V500

Bending Tonnage 500KN
Max Bending Length                    1275mm
Bending length between Columns 1040mm
Throat depth                               420mm
Max Stop Range in X 860mm
Max Axis Travel in X 600mm
Max Axis Travel in Y+ 150mm
Max Axis Travel in Y- 100mm
Stroke                                        215mm

 

7036 TRUBEND PRESS

7036a2

Bending Tonnage 360KN
Max Bending Length                    1020mm
Bending length between Columns 940mm
Throat depth                               150mm
Stroke                                        130mm
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