Press Braking

Laser Scout – Press Braking

Getting fast quotations and ordering your Press Braking and Bending through Laser Scout could not be easier .

Simply upload your file to our website or email, you will have competitive quotations normally within 2 hours. We guarantee that we will provide the best prices and delivery for your parts, you will receive your parts at your address at no extra cost within 5 working days.

What is Press Braking?

Press Braking is a process using a piece of manufacturing equipment that is used to bend sheet metal. A press brake is typically narrow and long so that large pieces of sheet metal can be bent by it. A press brake bends sheet metal by lowering a punch onto sheet metal that has been positioned on top of a die. The metal may be bent several times by a press brake until the desired form has been achieved.

There are 3 main types or Press Brake:


Mechanical press brakes are old but there are many still used in production today. The vertical movement of the ram is driven by a crank mechanism which is powered by the flywheel. Mechanical press brake are not necessary as accurate as hydraulic but normally have much more power and are ideal for heavy operation and even achieving negative internal radii in thicker materials.


Hydraulic press brakes have been around for a long time and are often the machine of choice for many manufacturers. Most press brakes in the UK are hydraulic. These machines are very accurate and can also be very powerful with some UK machine having more than 2000 Tons.

There are Torsion Bar, Hybrid and Hydraulic synchronisation Press Brakes. There are slow up stroking and down stroking models in UK market although Down stroking is much more popular.


With electric press brake technology, electric motors directly control ram movement with help from belts or gear mechanisms that drive heavy-duty ball screws. Belt-driven ball screw designs incorporate timing belts that encircle the motor’s pinion gear and another gear that sits directly above the screw. The ball screw turns in and out of a nut attached to the ram, or the nut spins around the screw, controlling the movement of the ram.

Gear-driven screw designs are similar, except in that the pinion gears are in direct contact with each other. A motor rotates the pinion gears, which in turn rotate the ball screw to operate the ram. Because of the metal-to-metal contact, this design is slightly noisier than belt-driven designs.

Some systems use pulleys to drive the ram. In a pulley-driven design, pulleys line the upper ram, wound on a common belt that pulls the ram down thanks to the force-multiplying effect of the pulleys. The pulleys pull down against springs that push the ram up after the bend. Ram repeatability is slightly lower with pulley systems than with ball screw designs.

How to Order?

Simply upload your drawing in the first instance either to the home page of our website or via email.

We will collate best prices and deliveries for your enquiry. When you choose the most suitable quotation, we will complete your order and delivery to your door (normally within 5 Days)

Our Capabilities

Our resources are virtually limitless. With our network of partners, we have the largest range of Waterjet cutting machines in our network including the most powerful and quickest machines available.

We can literally cut anything you could imagine.


Laser Scout is based in the Heart of UK Industry. Our experts receive and inspect your parts on the same day, we then ship directly to you either via courier or using our dedicated transport. We are based in the West Midlands and deliver parts throughout the UK.

Who we can help?

In a nutshell we work with all industries, we have the broadest network of sheet metal machinery available. We work with Individuals to multinational companies and offer the same service and support to both.

Laser Scout manufacture many metal parts for all industries. We specialise in sheet metal products, either just laser cutting or cutting and forming. We are not limited to any specific industry but work within all the following but not limited to:

Yellow Goods, White Goods, Automotive, Robotics, Fashion, Agricultural, Architectural, Machinery manufacturers, Sign manufacturers

In the first instance all we ask for is an initial drawing. For the purpose of quoting, we can even work with a simple PDF or Jpeg drawing.

What can we bend on a press brake?

We can bend any material type on a press brake.

     Stainless Steel


     Mild Steel








Should you need more information on material size and suitability we can cut please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are always happy to offer any advice and guidance if you are unsure of materials suitable for your project.

Why Press Braking?

Press braking is the answer for almost any metal bending. You can achieve the tightest radius in the thinnest gauge material, you can also achieve perfect large radii in thin and thicker materials.

Very few second operations when you have used a press brake, parts on many occasions are ready to go once they have been bent. Special profiles can be achieved making 3 or even 4 bends in one single operation, this reduces production costs drastically.

Press Braking Questions?

If you are unsure about anything regarding Tube Laser cutting or any of our services offered, then please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always ready to help and have many years of experience to utilise.

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