Not only can we cut your metal sheets to size, but we can bend the metal as well. With our two 12 foot long press brakes, we have the capability of bending metal from 1/32 to ½” thick, in a variety of shapes and quantities. If you need one custom table top made out of a stainless sheet or need commercial metal forming of copper sheets to make 500 feet of roof flashing, we can do both. We call us for more information as to our metal bending capabilities.
We can also do metal punching at M&K. With our 180 ton iron worker, we have the ability to metal hole punch through 1” steel plate. However, with the addition of a Hy-Def CNC plasma cutter, we are no longer limited to metal punching on our iron worker. We can now plasma cut custom shaped holes, (i.e., square, round, slotted, or whatever shaped holes that you need) on our CNC plasma cutter and many times, it is as good as metal punching on our iron worker. If you’re ever in the Los Angeles area and wish to see examples of metal punching vs. CNC plasma cutting, please feel free to stop by and we’ll be happy to show you examples of both.
Plasma cutters work by sending an electric arc through a gas. This elevates the temperature of the gas to the point that it enters a 4th state of matter. We all are familiar with the first three states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas. Scientists call this 4th state “plasma”. When the gas reaches the plasma state, electricity can move through it without any resistance. As the metal being cut is part of the circuit, the electrical conductivity of the plasma causes the arc to transfer to the work. For a detailed explanation of how plasmas cutting works, go to www.axisplasma.com.
Our Hypertherm Hy-Def plasma cutting can go through 1.5" thick steel, 1" thick stainless steel and .750” thick aluminum. With the Hy-Def CNC plasma, you can get almost any shaped parts that is accurate to approximately +/-.060, at a cost that is far cheaper than water-jet or laser. In addition, our nesting program will automatically condense your parts into the tightest space possible, further reducing your costs.
We have 4 Amada band saws that can cut 1 or 1000 pieces to length. For example, if you needed 600 pieces of DOM Tubing cut to size, our band saws will cut each piece to a tolerance of +/- 1/32”. Each band saw has automatic indexing to ensure that all your parts will come out the same length. In other words, when we saw metal, we can make sure that all the parts come out the same, saving you time. We also have a CNC precision aluminum plate saw that can saw cut aluminum plate blanks to your exact sizes, thereby saving you machine time.
With our three Amada shears, we can take care of all your metal shearing needs. Two of our shears can cut metal up to 10 ft. long and our other shear can cut 12 ft. lengths. We can shear metal as thin as 1/32” thick to thickness up to ½”.