Various trends in the metal fabrication industry have emerged to enhance the quality and the yield in every fabrication process. The use of Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machining has especially been common in metal folding and other metal fabrication processes. The use of these machines will give you a faster changeover in your metal folding processes because they are highly efficient. Here are some of the utility advantages of using CNC machines for your industrial metal folding.
CNC Metal Folding Allows for Easy Operation
Operating the CNC metal folding machines is less labour intensive. Most of these machines have an icon system that allows the operators to select the desired inputs, dimensions, and shapes of the metals they intend to bend. Feeding the information into the machines enables these machines to program the materials automatically and even show the folding sequence.
CNC Metal Folding Allows for Multi-Tasking
Since the machines have a computerised control, they allow the operators to handle more than one machine, which increases efficiency and reduces the operation time. Besides, the computerised control means the machines are highly flexible in terms of programming. Therefore, in case of any changes in the design of metal folding sequences, such as changes in the pressures, cycle times, and materials, the programs are easily updated to accommodate the changes.
CNC Metal Folding Allows for Safer Production Processes
Operating CNC metal folding machines is easier compared to other conventional metal folding processes. Operators do not have to get into contact with the pieces of metal, which eliminates the risks of injuries. Injuries to operators can sometimes lead to costly expenditures in terms of compensation or even lawsuits.
CNC Metal Folding Allows for High Quality Production
The use of computerised systems in metal folding reduces the risks of committing errors. Operators working directly on the metals may compromise the accuracy of the materials based on things such as differences in length, thickness, or cycle times. While these differences are sometimes small, they can affect the structural integrity of the final product.
CNC Metal Folding Is Cost-Effective
Many manufacturers strive to cut down their costs of production as much as possible. Reducing upfront costs is the key to gaining more from the production process. CNC metal folding is cost-effective because it reduces the time needed to completely fold a single piece of metal. This means that more metals can be folded per given period. Besides, metal folding with CNC machines minimises errors, which are often major contributors to high costs of production, especially when the errors have to be corrected.Share