English Wheel For Metal Shaping
The English Wheels is also known as a wheeling machine in Britain. English wheels are sheet metalworking tools & machines that allow a craftsperson to create compound (dual curvature) curves from plates such as aluminum or steel.
Wheeling is a process of using an English wheel. Panels produced by English wheel are expensive, because of the highly skilled and labor-intensive production method, but it has the key benefit that it can flexibly produce different panels using the same machine. This English wheel is utilized wherever low volumes of compound curved panels are required. Typically in coachbuilding, car restoration, aircraft skin components, and sports car.
Normally, most of all English wheels are manually operated. When applied to thicker sheet metals, the wheeling machine can be powered and larger. Also, rolling machines are another option for metal forming.