Flanging is a forming or bending operation that results in a 90-degree bending of the metal. When the breakline of the bend is smaller that the developed trim line, the operation is referred to as shrink flanging; when the breakline is greater than the developed trim line, the operation is called stretch flanging.
Automating Success: Weisgram Metal Fab and the automation river system from Mitsubishi Laser
Weisgram Metal Fab replaces multiple stand alone lasers with the automation river system from Mitsubishi Laser. Weisgrams’ River system includes 8 lasers with 322 shelves that can hold two million pounds of raw material. It is the second largest Mitsubishi automation system in North America.
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