Metal Forming & Shaping
Metal forming and shaping is the process in which metal parts, objects, materials, etc are subject to mechanical deformation. Deformation includes any reshaping that occurs without adding or removing material, meaning the mass does not change through the process. Machines that form and shape metal include english wheels, letter brakes, power hammers, shrinker stretchers, and slitting machines.
One of the more popular of the forming and shaping machines is the power hammer. A power hammer is typically used in the forging process to strike and shape hot maluable metal. They are primarily used by blacksmiths, however they can also be used to shape sheet metal using a wide range of tooling.
- Mild Steel Max Capacity: 18 Ga
- Stainless Steel Max Capacity: 22 Ga
- Throat Depth: 8"
- Cylinder Length: 5 1/2"
- All body sections are welded steel plate
- All body sections are welded steel plate with heavy truss rods and braces designed to give greater strength and durability
- Both the bed and apron are bored in line to assure the utmost accuracy
- Counter weights can be moved up or down to provide leverage
- Repeat bends are easy with a quick turn of the stop collar on the stop rod
- Maximum Capacity: Aluminum 14ga, Mild Steel 16ga, Stainless 22ga
- Art of Beading DVD included
- 1-1/8” Throat Height
- Forward / Reverse Switch