Industrial Applications of Different Sheet Metal Machineries

Metals play an important part in our lives today. Think of any object around us and either it is made of metal or some part of it is of metal. Metals are an integral part of our lives today. A number of different types of machines are involved in giving shape to these metals.

Metal industries and workshops use various kinds of sheet metals to bend the hard metal sheets, or rods, of steel, brass, iron etc. and shape them according to the need. These are used in the manufacture of pipes, automobiles, buildings, decorative items, house hold items etc.

The products made by sheet metal are very specific, size and shape is precise and the quality is superior.

Different types of sheet metal machines have varied industrial applications.

  • Sheet Bending – To manufacture various products from metal these tools are used. Steel, titanium, copper and many more metals can be bent and shaped.
  • C Type Power Press – Its shape is like letter ‘C’. Industries where metal sheets need to be bent, pressed or cut with more force, power presses are used.
  • Pillar Type Power Press – It is used to cut or bend thick metal sheets when a lot of force is required. It works very fast and makes less noise.
  • Pyramid type Bending Rollers – It is mostly used in the industries making cones, wind mills, ship parts, channels for air conditioners and fabrication of aluminium and steel.
  • Hydraulic Press Brake – This sheet metal is used for very accurate bending of metal sheets and plates in many industries. It uses hydraulic pressure to bend the metal sheets.
  • Mechanical Press Brake – These are very precise and fast devices to bend sheets of metal. The flywheel works with an electric motor.
  • Hydraulic Shearing – From a large stash of metal smaller sheets of metal are cut using this equipment. Different kind of materials, metal and non metal, can be cut with it. It’s very safe to use and requires minimum maintenance.
  • Hydraulic Press Brakes – It is a strong machine used to bend sheets and plates of metal very accurately in a number of industries. As it uses hydraulic power to operate, and the ram can stop without difficulty, as and when required, so the machine is very safe to use.
  • Small Sheet Metal – These are used in small scale industries dealing in wood or metals, to cut, bend, press or form metal. Various types of small sheet metal machines are available in the market.
  • Hand Operated Metal Sheet Bending – For various bending operations, different types of these are available. It is used in big industries to cut, bend, punch, and shear metal sheets.
  • CNC Syncro Hydraulic Press Brake – These  are used in the industry for a number of operations. Metal can be formed, punched, pierced, notched etc. with these tools.
  • NC Hydraulic Press Brake – These are easy to work with, bending work can be done quite fast so it is cost effective.


Thus sheet metal machines are available in different shapes and sizes in the market. Different brands offer different types of machines with different functions. One can buy these equipment depending on the type of job work to be undertaken in the industry.

Written by Yash Shah

This blog written by Mr. Yash Shah is about machine tools including workshop machinery, wood working machines, sheet metal machinery provided by Bhavya Machine Tools, a leading distributors of machine tools in India.