• 300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA

Metal Forming Department

We currently run three different press brakes daily ranging from 50 to 247 metric ton capacities. Our Metal Forming Department is responsible for bending all parts precisely to the specifications provided to us by our customers. Our experienced forming department includes extremely high levels of craftsmanship and skill which are thoroughly applied to all jobs to ensure that the cosmetic and dimensional features of the products are correct always.

Machine Specifications:

  • 247 Metric Tons Capacity
  • 169.3 Max Bend Length
  • 9.8″ Stroke Length
  • 14′ Bending Length
  • 20.5″ Open Height
  • Approach Speed: 8.7 ips
  • Bending Speed: 0.79 ips
  • Return Speed: 9.8 ips
  • Backgauge Range: 27.5″

Specifications:

  • 247 Metric Tons Capacity
  • 169.3 Max Bend Length
  • 9.8″ Stroke Length
  • 14′ Bending Length
  • 20.5″ Open Height
  • Approach Speed: 8.7 ips
  • Bending Speed: 0.79 ips
  • Return Speed: 9.8 ips
  • Backgauge Range: 27.5″

Machine Specifications:

  • Model RG50
  • 55 Tons Max Capacity
  • 6′ Long
  • 82″ Bending Length
  • 3.937″ Stroke Length
  • 14.57″ Open Height
  • 15.75″ Throat Depth
  • 59.84″ Between Side Frames

Ram Speed:

  • 1.8″/Sec Approach
  • .33″/Sec Bending
  • 1.38″/Sec Return
  • 2,627 PSI Hydraulic Pressure
  • Cuts Up To 1/4″ Stainless
  • Aluminum
  • Beryllium
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Exotic Metals
  • Galvanized Steel
  • Galvannealed Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Steel

Forming Overview

Forming is similar to bending. Complex parts such as U­sections, channel sections of different profiles can be produced by doing multiple bends. There is no change in thickness. Good dimensional repeatability as well as close tolerances is possible with this process. Bending using tight radiuses or in hard materials often results in burrs and fractures on the outside of the bends. These can be eliminated by using larger bend radiuses and by providing relief notches at the edges on the bend line.