Metal forming is the process that involves shaping or molding of metal into the desired form. In this process, there are several kinds of equipments used. It is a very long and tiring process involving multiple phases. First of all there is mechanical working, which is an indispensable part of the entire process.
The strain rate of any particular manufacturing metal forming procedure is in direct proportion to the speed at which the deformation occurs. The process includes different activities like drawing, rolling, forging, extrusion and so on and so more. In addition to this, there are categories like casting, fiber, electroforming and such.
As a massive amount of pressure and strength is required to cause a change in the form of the metal, most metal forming machinery available today are robust and sturdy. One of the most commonly used machine is the metal folding device which is comparatively easy to use and handle.
Yet another important metal forming equipment is the roll-bending machine. The machine comes equipped with two, and four rolls that rotates side by side. When the metal is inserted between the rollers, it is bent into either elliptical, cylindrical, conical or just flattened surface.
The angle bending machine is, however, more focused in creating finished products that are in structural shapes like square tubes, beams, channels and aluminium extrusions. It comes in an array of styles and types including three-rolls, four roll, horizontal roll types, single or double pinch types and such.
Different applications of metal forming machinery
1. Car Restoration or Replication
2. Bus & Train Maintenance
3. Metal Sign Frames
4. Aircraft Repairs & Restoration
5. Architectural Features
6. Metal Artwork
Whenever you plan to buy ones such machine then factors such as accuracy, positioning, robustness and more should be taken into consideration. You also need to learn the various techniques and methodologies as how to effectively carry out the process of it. In case of custom designs, special tools are available that aids in the production of complicate designs at additional cost.