Setup time kills productivity, especially when production runs are short. Hereâ€™s how a top press brake builder helps customers decide how to minimize lost time.
One Belgium shop’s success lies in the niche market of large sheet metal processing
If you’re facing a press-brake job with one of the new high-strength steels, one you haven’t worked before, brace yourself. It may look simple, but it can be full of surprises.
Theyâ€™re the monsters of the press brake world. But they operate like their smaller cousins, with a little help to handle the big work.
Having a versatile set of tooling is key to press brake productivity.
An advanced coating process enables Peerless Chain Company to run its specialty tooling longer and produce higher-quality product.
Folding machines are evolving by adding degrees of automation, one feature at a time. But there is a lot more to it than just replacing manual handling. From CAD drawing to finished parts, the most advanced folders can run lights-out, producing top-level accuracy on some very difficult jobs.
Press brakes and folding machines can and should coexist on the fabrication floor. Each machine type is application-driven.
Continuing a discussion of CNC folding machines from our April issue, details of the machine operation and dynamics illuminate their distinction from press brakes.
Midland Metals has expanded its capabilities to control the chaos.