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Precision metal fabrication demands the utmost in attention to detail and quality of work, General Steel stands out as a trusted provider of top-quality bending services. With expertise in sheet and plate forming as well as shape bending, General Steel utilizes advanced tools such as CNC press brakes and rotary draw benders to meet a wide range of customer needs. In this blog, we’ll delve into the types of bending offered, the tools employed, and how General Steel’s capabilities deliver exceptional results for clients.

Types of Bending We Provide

General Steel specializes in two primary types of bending: sheet and plate forming, and shape bending. Sheet and plate forming involves bending flat metal sheets or plates to create various shapes and angles. Whether it’s forming simple bends or intricate curves, General Steel’s precision equipment ensures accurate results every time. Sheet and plate forming are commonly used in industries such as automotive, aerospace, and architecture, from panels and enclosures to structural components. Shape bending, also known as profile or section bending, involves bending metal bars, tubes, or profiles into specific shapes or curves. This process is ideal for creating custom architectural elements, ornamental features, and structural components with precise dimensions and tolerances. General Steel’s expertise in shape bending allows for the fabrication of complex metals to meet the exact specifications of each project.

Tools We Use

At General Steel, we utilize state-of-the-art tools and machinery to achieve precise and consistent results in metal bending. Our Bystronic Bybend Smart CNC press brake is a versatile bending machine capable of accurately bending sheet metal and plates of various thicknesses up to 12’ and 350 tons in weight. With computer-controlled precision, we can program complex bending sequences and achieve tight tolerances with minimal setup time. The CNC press brake enables us to produce high-volume components efficiently while maintaining superior quality and accuracy. For shape-bending applications, General Steel relies on our Ercolina TB 60 Rotary Draw Benders to bend metal bars, tubes, and profiles with precision. This machine utilizes a rotating die to gradually bend the material around a stationary bend die, resulting in smooth curves and uniform cross-sections. The rotary draw bender is ideal for producing curved sections, arcs, and custom profiles with a tight radius and minimal distortion.

Increased Capability with Advanced Tools

The advanced tools and machinery that General Steel has enables us to take on a diverse range of projects with efficiency and accuracy. With our bending equipment, we can achieve precise bending angles, dimensions, and tolerances, ensuring consistency. Our advanced bending tools allow us to tackle complex designs that traditional methods may struggle to replicate. General Steel offers custom metal bending solutions to each client’s unique requirements. Our team of skilled technicians works closely with customers to understand their needs and deliver cost-effective, high-quality products that exceed expectations.

Reach Out Today

General Steel’s metal bending services combine advanced technology, precision craftsmanship, and extensive industry experience to deliver superior results for a diverse range of applications. Whether it’s sheet and plate forming or shape bending, our state-of-the-art equipment and dedicated team ensure efficiency, accuracy, and quality in every project. With a commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction, General Steel continues to be a trusted partner for all metal bending needs.