PUNCH PRESS

      Today CNC punch press is widely used in the production of the CNC products made of sheet steel, metal furniture and case parts. Steel shelves for automatic equipment and electric power elements are commonly made using CNC technology.
It is quite an old method of the automated sheet machining with intellectual management. It has, however, considerably changed and improved.
     Modern CNC machines have the highest indicators of quality, accuracy and productivity of work. Automation allows manufacturing huge volumes of the same products without human involvement. Imagine the machine of the size of the truck. From the one side, the pile of steel sheets is loaded. On the other side, the machine accurately stores the processed parts.
The CNC method is more expedient where it is necessary to produce simple parts in bulk. For example, round, oval, square and rectangular parts. At the same time, we also manufacture parts of a sophisticated design with difficult outlines of perforation. In this case, the laser cutting is used.

SHEET METAL BENDING

     The hydraulic coordinate and penetrative punch press (CNC) is intended for sheet metal bending black steel sheets, stainless steel sheets, and sheets from copper, aluminium, galvanized sheets, etc. We carry out a high-precision bending of metal using a hydraulic coordinate and penetrative press. It involves a various set of punches and matrixes intended for the performance of difficult and individual works. There is an opportunity to carry out corners with a bend from 30 to 180 degrees including a radius bend.

Features of metal bending

Metal bending allows producing various metal products used in the industry and life. The CNC sheet metal bending is widely applied in the production of various metal corners, channels, parts, various metalwork including non-standard metalwork, especially in the production of metal parts of a high precision. Metal bending of various degree of complexity is performed using previously cut out parts. The greatest possible length of a bend is 3000 mm. Thus thickness of the sheet used in sheet metal bending can vary from 0,5 mm to 10 mm.

 

The most modern and reliable way of bending is considered to be when using CNC bending machinery. Prior to process the necessary sizes are set up electronically that allows to achieve demanded accuracy of manufactured parts using a minimum amount of effort. Machines can be used in manufacturing small-scale and medium- scale batches. Programmable machines can carry out difficult spatial bending according to the customers’ drawings and given sizes.
It is sometimes more preferable than welding of metal. After all, welding allows the corrosion processes to occur in the place of a joint. However, by the means of bending it is possible to manufacture decorative and functional home decoration and the parts of exterior, and series of manufactured products such as a channel, bent parts, trays, regiments, racks, metal cases, metal boxes, arms and various non-standard products.

 
 

 

   LASER CUTTING

     The laser cutting - is a modern, fast, convenient and cost-effective method of production of metal parts from sheet metal. This way is widely used in the production of units and cars, devices, cases, trade equipment, construction designs, elements of design and advertising. Finished products differ in faultless appearance and high quality. It is one of the most effective ways of manufacturing metal hardware. By the means of this technology it is possible to quickly and qualitatively process any metals. Cutting is carried out very precisely, due to a full automation of processes.
The principle of the laser cutting is simple: the beam of the laser focuses on surfaces of metal and heats it until it forms an opening. The application of the focused laser beam allows to provide ideal accuracy and smoothness of a cut. After the cutting, the edge of the metal sheet becomes so straight that it doesn't require any further processing.

Available materials for laser cutting:
carbonaceous steel | stainless steel | aluminum and its alloys | galvanized metal sheet | brass
The laser cutting guarantees the customer a minimum volume of waste by production of metal products. The client shouldn't overpay for unused, "excess" material that will significantly cut down customer’s expenses.

Technical features of the equipment:

area of processing of 3 m x 1.5 m.
Metal thickness:
• carbonaceous steel — up to 10 mm;
• stainless steel — up to 6 mm;
• aluminum and its alloys — up to 4 mm;
• a galvanized metal sheet – up to 4 mm;
• brass – up to 4 mm;

 

DESIGN

Utilising its complete end-to-end design and manufacturing capabilities and experience, the PLAST-M team are ideally placed to help you create superior products and components for any market, for any purpose.

From specialist finishes and intricate laser-cut machine parts, to high volume basic components and bulky architectural structures, the PLAST-M team will help ensure that your designs minimise cost, maximise quality and never allow you to fall behind your competitors.

To find out more about how PLAST-M’s design consultancy team can help you realise your ambitions, please feel free to submit your design brief and appointment request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call +44(0)792 819 2921.

 

POWDER PAINTING

    pokrasPowder painting of metal – is one of the most popular ways of painting today. At first the surface of the product to be painted is exposed to a special processing. At the end of this processing stage the product is covered with the polymeric powder which then densely sticks to the product’s surface. In order for the paint to remain qualitative and durable, the painted products are placed in special cameras in which they undergo a high-temperature processing.
Powder painting does not only give the product a necessary color, but also protects the product from corrosion, the impact of chemicals and harmful factors of environment. Painting of metal is performed using an electrostatic spray that works rather fast.


The technology of painting using powder paint has a set of advantages in comparison with, for example, painting using usual enamels. It should be noted profitability of technology of powder painting. This process manages cheaper, than painting by liquid paints and varnishes. Powder painting provides durability of the painted products, and also their durability of a surface. Metal is given an anticorrosive firmness hence the products made of this metal can be freely exploited in temperatures from -60 to +150 °C. Powder painting is often used in architecture and design. Products can be painted in various saturated colors and shades. Even golden and silvery metallics are possible. By the means of powder painting the colours such as ancient bronze, silver or gold can be easily achieved. This technology allows to achieve such decorative effects as nacre or "chameleon". Powder painting is also an environmentally friendly technology - the most ecological and safe type of coloring of metal. Use of this technology in production undoubtedly improves sanitary and hygienic working conditions of workers in the factory.

METALLICUM is your trusted partneri n working with metal!

TURNING AND MILLING WORKS 
Machining from METALLICUM

     The metalworking company  METALLICUM does turning works and other types of metal machining. Besides the professional equipment allowing punching, bending, metal cutting, etc. we hav milling and turning machinery. It allows us to process parts of almost any configuration and complexity with high parameters of accuracy and speed. Our employees are highly qualified specialists capable to solve various complex and non-standard challenges of metal working.
     The laser cutting i san additional technology that supplements our wide range of traditional methods of metal working. All types of metal works are carried out by skilled workers on reliable and precise machinery manufacturing external, internal, cylindrical, conic, shaped surfaces etc.We use qualitative materials and observe the technological processes carefully at each stage of metal working. The constant quality check disallows the possibility of poor quality products reaching the consumer. We guarantee exceptional appearance and fine operational characteristics of metal products.

METAL WELDING

Welding works give product a finished look and supplement bending processes. We carry out the following types of welding:

- contact welding
- semi-automatic welding,
- arc welding,
- welding in the environment of protective gas,
- condensed welding (welding of a hardware, welding of a fixture, welding of welded plugs).

○ Welding works are performed both as separate services, and as one of the production phases of racks after the bending works are performed.
○ The modern equipment and qualified personnel allow us to make welding of metal parts and stainless steel qualitatively.

 

ASSEMBLY WORKS

Various metalworks and assembly works are an integral part of production at the machinery and instrument-making enterprises. It due to the fact that finished products at these enterprises various products consist of mobile and motionless joints. Hence, no product can be put into operation without passing a stage of assembly works.
These works are performed mainly manually, with the use of the equipment for metalwork and assembly works. The experts who are engaged in assembly works have to possess high vocational training and sufficient experience as they should carry out quite difficult operations working with products of small sizes and different dimensions.

The assembly works mean the implementation of the wide range of various operations. The most widespread of them are:
• cutting of sheet metal;
• marking of products (parts);
• cutting of a carving.
In addition, assembly works include editing and bending of sheet metal.

Cutting the sheet metal — is the process of giving the product a necessary shape by the means of metalworking tools. Most often these metalworks are used to process various types of steel: corrosion-proof, alloyed, etc.
Marking of products — drawing on a surface, defining contours of the future product and marking processing borders. The auxiliary, control and planimetric defining lines are distinguished.
Cutting of a carving — achieving screw flutes of a constant cut on an internal or external surface of products. Depending on the direction of the screw line, a carving is subdivided into right and left.
Editing and bending of sheet metal — the assembly works that are directed to the elimination of various defects of parts in the form of cambers, concavities, curvatures, etc. Editing of metal is carried out both in cold, and in a heated state.

Metallicum  offers the services of assembly works. Our experts have a considerable experience in the performance of various operations. All works are performed both using manual tools and using the machinery (automation). Our company operates a wide range of machinery: turning, milling, bending, drilling, etc. Assembly works can be performed in the factory, where the product is manufactured, and directly in the place where it will be operated.


PIPE

     The economy of any country can't do without such well-known products as pipes. A pipe is the industrial output consisting of a cover of a hollow profile of constant section.

    Steel electro welded pipes with a direct seam are used in many, if not in all spheres of people activity. The main consumers of these everywhere necessary products are industry, construction, power and municipal services. First of all, such pipes are used for transportation of various gaseous, liquid and loose substances, and also for laying and isolation of electric conducting. The set of types of the metalwork of various shapes and purposes is made with the application of steel welded pipes.
The furniture with a framework made of metal pipes is gaining more popularity, especially with parks and summerhouses. Galvanized steel pipes are widely used in design and quite often are the basic element of buildings and other town-planning elements.

 

 

WIRE

     Steel wire is  a lengthy metal product with the round section of various diameters. There are some types of wires; light, black, polished, grounded. Also during the creation of a wire the following sometimes occur: preparation, normalization, annealing.

     The spring wire is used in mechanical engineering industry in the production of pins, axes and springs. Depending on the brand of steel of which the wire is made, the production of spring can be carried out using the heat or the cold. The wire heats up before it is placed on a mandrel. However, once it is placed and cutting is done it is exposed to procedure of a hardening again. In the production of pins and axes due to the processing of wires on the metal-cutting equipment, at first the release of steel carried out. The need for a further hardening or other heat treatment is determined by the purpose of the finished products.


     In certain cases the wire is released without heat treatment. In this case the whole cycle of thermal operation is carried out with the already finished wire products. Before shipping the product to the consumer, it is covered with the conservation oil to prevent corrosion – the oxidation under the influence of atmospheric oxygen. The forms of delivery of a wire spring are coils, bays or hanks. At the enterprise the coils are hermetically wrapped in a polymeric foil, and all bays and hanks are wrapped into the water-proof paper.

    Recently, the decorative qualities which the spring wire has, and the ease of the application of such  to the finished products, were noticed by designers and manufacturers. The spring wire possessing the increased accuracy, and, in particular calibrated, is often used for the creation of interior elements not only in trade rooms and offices, but also in living rooms. Such wire is also used by the manufacturers of furniture to design their own production.

 

 

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