Recent Content on TheFabricator for ASMA LLC

April 1, 2015
Minimum versus recommended inside bend radius
A material’s minimum inside bend radius shows the smallest radius that’s physically possible in an air bend, though your machines and tooling may not be able to handle the tonnage. The recommended inside bend radius, such as those found on bend allowance charts for air bends, shows you what’s optimal in typical applications
February 17, 2015
Why buy new tooling for a sheet metal hand brake?
When bending with a hand brake, you can use the tooling that came with the machine, but investing in a tool with a radius on the punch nose has its benefits.
February 16, 2015
Bending Basics: 6 steps to successful die selection for press brakes
Choosing the right die for an application hinges on the tooling and press brakes you have, and the tonnage limitations of both.
July 9, 2014
Bending Basics: The hows and whys of springback and springforward
Why exactly does springback occur, and how can a technician predict it? Press brake guru Steve Benson covers the basic factors.
June 16, 2014
Knowledge is job security?
In modern business, knowledge matters, but communicating that knowledge may matter even more.
May 12, 2014
Aspectos generales del doblado: los fundamentos del doblado pesado
¿Cuál es el radio mínimo al doblar placa pesada? El gurú del doblado Steve Benson dice que el primer paso es entender las variables involucradas en el doblez y aprender cómo trabajar con éstas.
May 12, 2014
Bending Basics: Strategies for forming offsets
If you pick the right offset tool for the job, you'll find you will be able to produce many different offset geometries quickly and safely.
March 24, 2014
Bending basics: Streamlining press brake setup
Press brake setup is a critical part of doing any bending job correctly. By focusing on a few key areas—selection of tools and forming processes, easy-to-understand setup sheets, and ISO documentation—the press brake operator is in a much better position to succeed.
January 27, 2014
Bending basics: Why profound-radius bending is a different animal
Large or profound-radius bends are those in which the inside bend radius exceeds eight times the material thickness, but is still too small to move to the plate roll. At this point, a press brake operator has to change his mindset before proceeding. This is not a typical bending job.
January 2, 2014
Bending Basics: The fundamentals of heavy bending
When bending on a press brake, thicker and harder plates require larger minimum bend radii. Finding the true minimum bend radius for steel or aluminum plate requires a little research. Nonetheless, the answers are there, waiting for you to find them.
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