Metalworking Machinery for a Range of Industries: C-Frame Presses, Punching Presses & Bandsaws

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The Workshop Press Company is the UK’s leading metalworking machinery supplier. We provide sheet metal work machinery to a wealth of different industries. In addition, we are proud to be trusted by companies all over the country with their fabrication machinery requirements.

What is Metalworking?

Generally speaking, metalworking is the term used to describe the process of taking metal sheets and various profiles and processing them to create different and useful shape with the metals. The process takes place in order to create specific objects, parts, and large scale structures. At Workshop Press, our metalworking machinery is commonly in use for manufacturing and reworking small to medium sized components.

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There are many different processes which fit under the term “metalworking”. From metal pressing through to grinding and deburring, there are many different types of metal working processes to use. It depends on the raw material that is going to be used and the finished desired shape of a metal part.

Furthermore, at The Workshop Press Company, we pride ourselves on providing top-quality metalworking machinery for a broad range of different industries and applications. As a result, you’ll find that our offering of different sheet metal machines is very diverse. Some common types of metal fabrication equipment we sell include:

C-Frame Hydraulic Press Machines

C-frame press machines (often referred to as gap frame presses) are incredibly popular due to their versatility and their space used to power provided ratio. They can accommodate a range of metal fabrication applications including bending, forming, piercing, straightening, and stamping.

Stamping is one of the most popular applications a c-frame press is used for. Stamped parts are formed from sheet metal made from such metals as copper, titanium, stainless steel, or aluminium.


  • Space-friendly
  • Three different access points
  • Cost effective press machine
  • Versatile (can be fitted with different tooling to support various metalworking processes as mentioned above)


  • Aerospace
  • Automotive manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Military and defence

Related: What is a C-Frame Press? Your Guide To C-Frame Press Machines

Hydraulic Punching Machines

Hydraulic punch press machines are used to cut pieces of metal when it’s not possible to manually cut it. They are heavy-duty machines made to punch through a piece of metal and leave behind holes or shape the same as the punch press die being used. Moreover, punch presses are mostly used for quickly punching or notching metal in small or large batches producing small parts in uniform shapes.


  • Fast and efficient metalworking
  • Requires minimal maintenance
  • Easy to set up and operate
  • Fast production speed


  • Electronics
  • Textiles
  • Engineering
  • Automotive

Related: Hydraulic Punch Press Machines | A Quick Guide


A bandsaw is a type of machine that uses a moving steel band blade with a serrated toothed edge to cut through pieces of metal. Bandsaws can come in horizontal or vertical versions depending on the required application. Bandsaws have a motor attached to a drive flywheel that continuously rotates the blade as the metal is guided through it. With a horizontal type bandsaw the cut piece is held stationary in a vice while the saw head moves the blade through the material and with a vertical saw the operator pushes the material through the blade. Vertical bandsaws are most suitable for more complex shapes involving polishing, filing and contour cutting whereas horizontal bandsaws are used to cut longer material stock down to smaller workable sizes.


  • Fast and accurate cutting
  • Reduced material wastage
  • Energy efficient


  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Mining
  • Automotive
  • Metal Fabrication

Related: Metal Bandsaws: A Quick Guide

Metalworking Machinery at Workshop Press

If you are looking for sheet metal working machinery and would like to find out more about the equipment we can supply your business, head to our website today. Alternatively, call +44 (0)800 999 1090 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

Furthermore, if you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog: C-Frame Press Models at Workshop Press.

Delving Deeper into the World of Metalworking with Workshop Press