CNC Bending & Forming

Summit Steel & Manufacturing’s CNC Bending & Forming service will bend and form materials to your precise requirements.

At Summit Steel & Manufacturing, we take pride in our ability to meet our customers’ needs across a wide range of services. That’s why we offer metal bending and metal forming services that make use of CNC hydraulic press brakes, comprehensive tooling and full CAD/CAM capabilities in the same facility where we offer machining, welding, laser cutting and more. Summit Steel’s wide selection of bending tools can accommodate everything from the simplest to the most complex bends for your fabrication project.

Summit Steel can provide custom metal bending services for a wide range of industries, including automotive, recreational vehicles, military and defense and more. Some of our more notable clients include Harley Davidson, General Electric and New Standard Corporation. Regardless of your industry, we’ll always meet your expectations regarding quality, service and on-time delivery — that’s been the core of our operating philosophy since we first opened for business in 1992.

What is CNC Metal Bending and Forming?

Bending and forming refers to the process of re-shaping metals using brake presses and other machine presses. With CNC (computerized numerical control) presses like those used at Summit Steel, this process is precise, flexible and can be automated using CAD/CAM drawings for greater efficiency and shorter lead times. CNC machining involves the development and implementation of specialized computer programs to control the operation of the presses, which results in increased precision in the finished product.

The CNC bending process entails programming the press brake to accept the sheet metal component flat bank at a specified distance as determined by the point where the formation of the bend will occur. The press brake essentially clamps the workpiece between a matching die and punch. The sides of the press brake consist of two C-frames attached to a movable beam at the top and a table at the bottom. The top tool is mounted on the upper beam, while the bottom is connected to the table. 

CNC bending and forming helps to establish and maintain optimal performance and facilitates increased precision and control. When performed by top-quality bending equipment, the process will deliver high-precision bends in sheet metal, while minimizing the risk of workpiece damage caused by an improper fit. CNC bending can work with both large workpieces and multiple smaller parts, which can result in greater production efficiency and shorter delivery times. This means you’ll be able to keep your projects on schedule and within budget!

CNC Metal Bending and Forming Capabilities

Summit Steel is equipped to bend and form aluminum, stainless steel, and carbon steel with U-bending, offset bending, air bending, and hemming. Our team of in-house engineers has experience providing project management and value engineering services to diverse industries ranging from construction to automotive.

The combination of our state-of-the-art CNC forming and bending equipment and our highly trained, professional staff members enables us to provide the best solution for every client — regardless of project size, scope, or type of material. For example, if you’re an RV manufacture, we can produce high-quality vehicle panels that will provide the ideal fit for your vehicles. The automotive/truck industry frequently turns to Summit Steel for tool drawers for utility trucks. In addition, we can use CNC bending and forming to produce lifting equipment such as truck cranes, frame rails and boom components.

Other capabilities of our steel bending services include electrical and electronic products such as electrical cabinets, control boxes and enclosures, as well as precision panels for computer chassis and light fixtures. Additional applications include refrigeration equipment and appliance doors and panels. We can also use our CNC bending process to create furnishings such as metal file cabinets and desks, doors, drawers, shelving and lockers. We serve clients in the construction industry by produce floor and ceiling systems for homes, offices, stores, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities.

Summit Steel is proudly ISO 9001-2008 certified and makes use of faro arm and other CMM inspection technology in its quality system.

Contact Summit Steel & Manufacturing

Contact us today to learn more about how we can tailor our CNC metal bending and forming capabilities to your company and industry.


  • Aluminum
  • Carbon Steel
  • Stainless Steel