Metal Folding and Bending
Need to bend metal components with supreme precision?
Industry experts for over 55 years, Wigley Engineering is proud to provide the highest quality metal folding in Melbourne. Equipped with a versatile tooling range, our skilled operators and powerful press brakes can bend sheet metal with exceptional efficiency – ultimately reducing your overall fabrication costs. Discover press brake services for diverse applications & sectors, from agriculture & mining to construction & architecture. Request a free quote for metal forming today.
Metal Folding & Bending Capabilities
At Wigley Engineering, we offer metal forming services for an array of materials, including stainless steel, mild steel, aluminium, zinc, copper and brass. Capable of forming steel up to 3 metres in length, our press brakes have a maximum of 320 tonnes of pressure. Combined with expert operators and premium tooling, we can fold metal into highly accurate curvatures every time.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Sheet metal folding, also known as metal bending, is a step in the metal fabrication process, whereby pressure is applied to a sheet of metal to bend it into its intended form. This is often a ‘V’ or ‘U’ shape.
A press brake is a machine tool designed to bend or fold sheet metal and plate material into the desired form. It forms the predetermined shape through applied pressure by clamping the item between a matching punch and die.
Typically, the press brake has two C-frame sides, with a bottom tool mounted to a table below and the top tool mounted on a moveable beam above.
Once the sheet metal is placed on top of the die, the press brake folds it by lowering a punch or several punches onto it. This process squashes and bends the metal until it is in the right shape.
To find out more about our metal pressing techniques, please contact us today.
A press brake can bend metal for a wide range of applications, including airframes, automotive panels, architectural features, machinery and metal containers. Therefore, it is used for projects of all sizes across various industries, from construction, manufacturing and defence to mining, energy and gas.
If you would like to confirm whether press brake services are suitable for your needs, please get in touch with our experts today for personalised guidance.
The time it takes to fold or bend metal depends on the press brake’s speed and force, as well as the specific material’s properties, size and thickness.
For a tailored estimate of your order’s timeframe, please contact us today.
The price of our metal folding services depends on factors such as the:
- Order quantity;
- Material type;
- Complexity of parts;
- Clarity of information supplied by the customer; and
- Subcontractor (e.g. machining, zinc plating, powder coating or galvanising).
To receive a free quote for press brake metal forming in Melbourne, please contact our team today.