Mass market output takes two main factors into account: cost and quality. Products need to be simple to ship and simple to assemble, maximising the profit that can be made. To keep the cost and product weight as low as possible, a combination of materials is also used. The two main obstacles to using such material is how to attach them via a bonding and then, or to, bend them into the shape that the industry requires them to be.
Most of today’s manufacturing parts are made from plastic resin or metal, and it can be a major challenge to tie the two materials together. For hobby artisans at home who strive to connect plastic and metal, this is also the same.
A bonding approach is easier when pieces are manufactured from the same materials; you can use epoxies for plastics and adhesives for metal. From big output all the way down to hobby crafts, this same principle applies. The bonding of various materials such as metals and plastics, is one of the greatest challenges. Various forms of plastics are simpler than others. ABS and polycarbonate, for instance, are usually easy to adhere to metals, whereas extremely smooth plastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene present a greater challenge.
Having the right size of metal at the right angle can sometimes be difficult, but with Bending Machines, like the Euromac Bending Machines that you can find from Cotswold Machinery Sales, it makes it possible with speed and performance. These devices can easily bend any target material with ease.