Our state-of-the-art folding facilities are home to some of the most flexible and agile folding machine technologies available. Having this unbridled capability means that MJ Patch Engineering is in a unique position to satisfy a wide range of folding requirements for any project, product or client. Our metal folding offer is just one of several different processes that form our highly rated metalwork fabrication service.
What is Metal Folding?
Metal folding is a way of quickly forging large metal products into a desired shape using powerful machinery. Metal folding is a widely used process used to fabricate a wide range of beams, joists, parallel flange channels and other structural metals.
How do we fold metal?
CNC Press Brakes – These are probably the most commonly used machines for bending steel. The material is placed on top of a V-shaped die whilst a powerful punch head forces it to fold into the die’s angle.
What metals can MJ Patch Engineering fold?
- Stainless steel
- Mild steel
- Coated steels
Why is metal folding so effective?
Quick – At MJ Patch Engineering we are able to fold metals up to xx in length at an impressive output speed. The capabilities of our press break machines and the number of dedicated operators mean that our accurate folding process is succinct, efficient and organised.
Accurate – In terms of producing complex and intricate shapes, there are very few limits when it comes to folding. Using tight angles and calculated amounts of pressure, we can produce accurately detailed shapes that
Stronger – The process of bending steels and metal results in higher strength and overall toughness. During the bending process, loose impurities within the steel are dislocated. When they re-align, they do so by snapping back in a lattice-like structure, making the composition of the metal more uniform and therefore stronger.
MJ Patch Engineering – The Complete Folding Solution
At MJ Patch our professional project teams will work with you to discuss your requirements and provide advice when necessary. Based on the volume and complexity of your folding requirements, our expert CAD teams will design 3D spec drawings whilst our press fabricators will advise on technical issues such as punch heads, pressure and angles.
If you are looking for professional metal fabrication services with award-winning metal folding capabilities, please fill out an interest form or call our dedicated structures team on 01275 472279.
We also offer a range of other metal fabrication services such as drilling, brush polishing, laser and plasma cutting.
We offer a range of services, including
- Architectural metalwork
- Steel work
- Structural steel works
- Steel frame buildings
RANGE OF PROCESSES
We offer a range of Processes, including
- Plasma cutting
- Laser cutting
- Anodised aluminium
- Brushed polishing
- Break pricing