chapter  4
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Formed metal including profiled metal

Miller extension, Bath (architects: Nicholas Grimshaw Partnership), 2.4 m×1.2 m, by the Kinain workshop. The panel can be stamped as a ‘tray’ in one operation, as against brake pressing, which can form only one edge at a time (Fig. 4.9). With large panels, it is normal to stamp profiles and then brake press to form edges. Details of the panel joint are shown in Figure. 4.10. Deep drawing

Where panels need to be pressed in three dimensions this can be done by deep drawing techniques. For example, panels at the Federal Technical College, Lausanne,Fig. 4.4 Brake press.