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May 9, 2016
Which press brake is best?
No press brake is best for every application, but you can find a press brake that’s best for you. To find that press brake, you need to match what’s available—hydraulic, hybrid, electric, mechanical, and other styles, along with the tooling—with what your operation needs.
April 18, 2016
10 consejos para el doblado a fondo de aluminio
El doblado a fondo puede funcionar bien para algunos grados de aluminio, pero requiere operadores informados que entiendan por completo el método de doblado y sepan qué precauciones tomar.
April 13, 2016
Press brake bending: Applying the 20 percent rule to 6061 aluminum
Four areas to consider when bending include (1) formability; (2) thickness and bend radius; (3) tensile, yield, and elongation; and (4) how to deal with bending tempered materials. This month, Steven Benson applies these to forming 6061 aluminum.
March 28, 2016
Press brake bending and the notch: A deeper dive
Bending guru Steve Benson continues his discussion of notching, which has a symbiotic relationship with bending. Nowadays CAD systems take care of the layout calculations. Nonetheless, manual notch layout is still used for one-off products or in prototype shops.
February 15, 2016
Press brake bending and notching: A symbiotic relationship
Whether you are a press brake technician or you are programming in CAD, having a basic understanding of notching can lead to better products and a more efficient operation.
January 27, 2016
Press brake basics: 10 tips for bottom bending aluminum
Bottom bending can work well for some aluminum grades, but it requires knowledgeable operators who fully grasp the bending method and know what precautions to take.
December 15, 2015
Grand unifying theory of press brake bending: Part IV
This month Steve Benson summarizes his grand unifying theory of radius, bend deduction, and die selection with a review and complete rundown of the bend calculations, from estimating springback to working the bend functions.
November 11, 2015
A grand unifying theory of press brake bending: Part III
In this installment of the Grand Unifying Theory of bending, press brake guru Steve Benson describes bending calculations for aircraft tooling. He also covers the basics of bottoming
October 28, 2015
A grand unifying theory of press brake bending: Part II
Radius bends—defined here as any bend with an inside radius greater than 125 percent of the material thickness—require careful calculation, not only because of their significant springback, but also because of the tooling these bends require. This includes the use of relieved dies.
September 8, 2015
A grand unifying theory of bending on the press brake: Part I
Press brake guru Steve Benson proposes a new theory of bending, altering some long-held labels and definitions and introducing new formulas. Those long-held definitions worked well, but these new definitions and formulas may help a press brake technician become even more accurate in predicting how a part will form.
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