INCREMENTAL METAL SHEET OR PLATE FORMING

INCREMENTAL METAL SHEET OR PLATE FORMING

We present the new MEC-ISF-3000x2100, a 3D dieless numerical control metal sheet forming machine.

FORMACIÓN DE CHAPA O LÁMINA INCREMENTAL

> CREATING METAL SHEET PARTS WITH COMPLEX 3D FORMS WITHOUT A DIE IS NOW POSSIBLE

Thanks to ISF (Incremental Sheet Forming) 3D technology it is now possible to manufacture metal sheet parts with complex forms for prototypes or short runs, freed from the usual need for large investment in expensive moulds or dies for the shaping of metal sheet by means of stamping or press forging processes.

This technology, although it has been with us for some time, is now gaining in relevance and potential by fitting in perfectly with present and future market trends, which demand the manufacture of products in shorter runs, products with a high degree of customisation to adapt to the specific needs of each client, or for pilot launch runs to assess market acceptability.

It is also possible to use ISF to manufacture moulds for short runs of parts manufactured with composites or by means of rotational moulding, for example.


> THE NEW GENERATION OF ISF MACHINES

Meco has created a new generation of machines designed to drive the implementation of ISF technology in industry into which Eurecat has unloaded its experience in the application of ISF technology to various products and sectors. Combining the know-how of EURECAT and MECO has resulted in this machine model.

The first model to emerge from this collaboration is the MEC-ISF-3000-2100, which contributes the flexibility of being able to manufacture both small-sized parts and large ones, using sheets of up to 3000x2100 mm, with a maximum mould size of 2800x1900x500 mm (length x width x height).

This model incorporates an automatic tool changer, which considerably increases the design possibilities of parts to be manufactured.

All of our ISF machines come with a training process for the use of the machine and transfer of ISF technology know-how, so that the company team will be totally self-sufficient from the first day.

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> TO WHOM IS ISF TECHNOLOGY DIRECTED?

ISF technology is well suited to companies manufacturing products for sectors such as the motor industry, aeronautics, railways, architecture, interior design, civil engineering, the manufacturers of machinery and capital goods or the domestic appliances sector, as it can be applied to any product which calls for solutions involving metal sheet parts with complex shapes and short production runs, or ones which must adapt to constant design changes in order to adapt the product to the client’s requirements.

ISF technology also has a particularly important role in the design and development processes of products to be manufactured in metal sheet, as it enables the manufacture of prototypes very similar to the subsequent manufacture by stamping or press forging. Here it is only necessary to take into account that there are areas where the sheet will lose some thickness when drawn, instead of press forging.


> THE ISF MANUFACTURING PROCESS

ISF technology is based on 3D incremental sheet forming, using numerical control. It is not necessary to manufacture costly moulds, just a simple counterform or mould for cases of more complex design. They can be manufactured in wood, master paste or metal, and some forms can even be manufactured without tooling.

The machine has multiple systems which will enable it to produce parts with positive and negative geometries, including a 4th axis which keeps the part under constant tension for optimum shaping.

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> VIDEO OF THE INCREMENTAL METAL SHEET OR PLATE FORMING MACHINE


> DISPLAY OF PARTS PRODUCED WITH THE INCREMENTAL METAL SHEET OR PLATE FORMING MACHINE.

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> CATALOGUE

Download the incremental metal sheet or plate forming catalogue. For further information or questions, please contact the sales department:exportacion@mecosl.es