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Press Brakes, Panel Benders

These machines form predetermined, simple to complex bends of sheet metal and plate material by clamping the workpiece between a matching punch and die. Press brakes can bend thin gauge sheet metal up to very thick plate, while panel benders are used to bend only gauge sheet metal. Press brakes typically cost less than panel benders, which usually employ some level of automation and produce many more parts per hour.

Press Brakes, Panel Benders: Articles

Laser Cutter That Thinks for Itself Opens the Door to a Fully Automated Process

TRUMPF TruBend Series press brakes

Trumpf’s Active Speed Control uses artificial intelligence to completely eliminate the need for an operator to monitor cutting and, if necessary, tweak parameters. The technology automatically adjusts feed rate to ensure part quality when cutting plate with chemistry, thickness, or surface condition variations.

Trumpf’s Active Speed Control uses artificial intelligence to completely eliminate the need...

With Skelton Crew, Teleservice, Parts Maker Not Quitting on Customers

LVD Strippit’s

LVD Strippit has kept its New York plant and all four of its North American support facilities open during the pandemic to continue supplying parts and aftermarket service to essential manufacturing businesses. And when remote service isn’t enough, their techs hit the road to keep customers’ equipment running smoothly.  

LVD Strippit has kept its New York plant and all four of...

More Than One Way to Skin a Part: Where Fabrication and Machining Overlap

Don’t take the “hard limits” between machining and fabrication for granted. Their areas of overlap offer tremendous potential for savings. If you manufacture parts using both processes, take a second look at some of them to evaluate whether they could be produced more economically with a little sheet metal know-how and some outside-the-box thinking.

Don’t take the “hard limits” between machining and fabrication for granted. Their...

Need More Punching Capacity? Turn Your Press Brake Into a Punch Press

With Video

Does limited punching capacity and outsourcing lead times cause production delays in your shop? Here is a simple, affordable and effective system that can expand the capabilities of your press brakes, help streamline operations and eliminate the need for outsourcing or purchasing new equipment.

Does limited punching capacity and outsourcing lead times cause production delays in...

A Look Ahead

With Video

As the metal fabrication business remains strong, watch for more shops to adopt digitization, the principles of Industry 4.0 and integrated process flow as they move toward smaller batch sizes, shorter lead times, high-mix parts to compete – and to address the lack of skilled labor.

As the metal fabrication business remains strong, watch for more shops to...
Press Brakes, Panel Benders: Products

KAAST Machine Tools Adds Hybrid and Servo Press Brakes to Lineup

KAAST, KAAST Machine, press brakes

KAAST Machine Tools Inc. (Aldan, PA) has added a wide selection of hybrid and servo brakes to its CNC press brake lineup, ranging from 3 to 20 feet in length and featuring tonnage options ranging from 40 to 2,000 tons.

KAAST Machine Tools Inc. (Aldan, PA) has added a wide selection of...
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