How to Choose the Right Press Brake Tooling

The Right Tool for the Job The time-honored adage that your dad taught you about selecting “the right tool for the job” doesn’t just apply to your toolbox. Any tool that contacts a workpiece—whether it be a hammer, a drill bit, or a shear blade—should be chosen wisely. For all the massive tonnage that a […]

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How Many Axes Should a Press Brake Have?

Not the Stuff of Science Fiction When people talk about going beyond three dimensions, it usually involves time travel, moving between parallel earths, or some other science fiction concept. In metalworking, engineering, and other mathematics-related projects, the idea of an axis sounds like another expression for a dimension, meaning a direction—either forward/back, up/down, or left/right. […]

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Why You Need a CNC Press Brake

Newfangled Contraptions The old metalworker spat a bit of tobacco juice on the shop floor, perhaps a little too close to the shoes of the CNC press brake and machinery salesman who had come calling. “Not sure I need any of your newfangled contraptions,” he said with a bit of contempt in his voice. Hooking […]

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