Steel Press Braking
Venture Steel Group provides steel press braking as part of our larger manufacturing of steel products or for outsourced presswork. With our investments into the latest 220 tonne CNC press brake, amongst several other press brakes, Venture Steel Group can handle high material tonnage whilst adhering to agreed project timescales.
We prioritise client satisfaction, and as a family-run business, we aim to achieve this through our personal touch and dedication to understanding unique customer requirements. Our press braking services are undertaken in light of this, with the team at Venture Steel Group closely following exacting specifications for perfectly formed products.
Venture Steel Group houses over 10 hydraulic press brakes on which to perform our first-rate press braking services. This includes CNC machinery for the greatest accuracy and efficiency on high volume orders. Extended over two family-owned sites, totalling over 75,000 sq. ft, Venture Steel Group is accustomed to large material tonnage, and undertakes press braking projects of all sizes - large and small.
Venture Steel Group’s services are available on a global scale, with press braking compatible on a range of steel grades, including stainless and other exotics, supplied to suit most industry standards. Venture Steel Group can fabricate steel gauges from 0.38-6.00mm, with our friendly team further able to advise our customers on the best material specifications for their application.
Steel press braking, sometimes known as brake forming, is an industrial forming method which shapes metal through a punch pushing a metal sheet down onto a specially formed tool. This typically creates shapes such as an angle or V shape, channels, Z and C sections, as well as bespoke shapes.
During the press braking process, a length of sheet metal is inserted into the press brake machine, along with the correct tooling. A punch will then be lowered to the sheet metal, pushing it down onto a specially formed tool. The metal then assumes the shape of the tooling, which can be changed when different final dimensions are required.
A press brake may be defined by its method of force: this can be pneumatic, hydraulic, servo electric, or mechanical. Hydraulic press brakes typically generate the greatest amount of tonnage, whilst servo electric and pneumatic are considered amongst the fastest types of press brakes.
Press braking can be used to form metal sections used within the automotive, agricultural, solar power, aerospace, construction, and commercial goods industries, amongst many other industries which utilise metal parts.