11 October 2022
On most occasions, metal fabrication projects require the expertise of professional sheet steel bending service. Almost every city or province has a local bending company that can meet the needs of projects that involve metal bending. If you are on a budget, it is essential to cut costs during your projects. However, this doesn’t mean you should compromise on the quality of your products. Working with a reliable metal bending service, offering affordable prices, will go a long way to cut costs. There are a few simple tips that can also help cut costs on sheet metal forming projects, such as choosing common materials types whenever possible, targeting a common radius, using commercial quality or readily available material, and combining proper bending practices with unique design.
Choose Common Material Types Whenever Possible
Some materials are more expensive because of their composition. The rarer the materials, the more expensive they would be. Therefore, it’s always best to use standard materials whenever possible. You can ask a metal bending expert or steel supplier about the common material types and sizes that are available in Ontario.
Target a Common Radius
You can use any bend radius of your choice when planning your next project. However, some bend radii are easier and less costly to create than others. Speaking with a professional fabricator may help immensely, and they can provide you with the overall dimensions of the common tooling radius you need for the project.
Use Commercial Quality Material
Commercial quality materials are more affordable than graded or specialty materials. Although commercial-quality materials may not be suitable for every project, you can use them to save money.
Combine Proper Bending Practices With Unique Design
Although bending machinery and technology have advanced significantly over time, the important elements of CNC bending remain the same. This includes the tooling required to bend the thickness & type of material, potential machine interference with complex parts, and the tolerance of the designed part.
You can create cost-effective parts by having even a basic understanding of the most common bending procedures and what they require. Not all sheet metal forming projects lends itself to beding only, to create the object you require. There may be ways to create the same quality object with a combination of bending and other processes to create the end products within your budget. Please consult Betco Products Inc. – metal forming services if you have any questions.
Betco Products Inc. (BPI) | Professional CNC Bending
BPI is proud to offer quality CNC Bending services for all types of fabrication projects. We are an experienced supplier offering the best-quality fabricated metal components and assemblies. We believe that high-quality results can only be achieved using high-quality equipment. If your order includes components, prototypes, or final assemblies, or you need the best sheet metal forming services, we’ve got you covered. Visit our website today or contact us to see how our services could benefit your next project.