JLF Manufacturing has been providing pressed metal components, welded assemblies and fabrications for over 90 years.

Metal pressing companies exist in all sorts of forms.

Some are smaller than others, some are more established, and some have more experience, like us – we have more than 90 years’ metal presswork experience.

You’ll also find that some metal pressing specialists use different methods too, such as using a press brake.

We specialise in presswork because of the advantages it provides over traditional press brake work. Here we’ve listed four of the main advantages:

  1. It’s a time-saver

Presswork is a more efficient way of producing large volumes of metal components, as for every press of the tool, at least one component is produced.

  1. It delivers consistent outputs

Using presswork tooling also guarantees uniformity across production runs, which means the first component will always be identical to the last.

It’s possible for skilled press workers to produce volume parts and components with identical quality and accuracy, with every stroke of the press.

  1. It’s cost effective

Presswork tools can be used on multiple production runs for many years, making it hugely cost effective when you look at the cost per part over the lifetime of the tool.

Every cycle of the press produces either at least one component or stage in the forming process. As a result, once the tooling has been set, the press can continually produce tens, or even hundreds of thousands, of components.

  1. It can easily be adapted

Over time, if specifications change, in-house tool makers can adapt their current presswork tooling to fit the new design rather than having to go to the trouble and cost of having a new tool produced.


If you would like to find out more about the advantages of presswork and how it can benefit your business, contact us on 01922 455677 or To request a free, no-obligation quote for your next presswork project, get in touch with us today.