Additively manufactured back gauges assist in achieving accurate and repeatable bends in the press brake. Simple and complex adjustable gauges can be printed at a fraction of the cost and weight of traditional steel back guages, with a lead time measured in days, not weeks.
Magnetic back gauges with 32 lbs. of pull strength are also available.
Bend3D® is Wilson Tool’s made-to-order press brake tooling manufactured through 3D Printing. Tools are created using a computer-generated file and printed on one of our various machines. Our engineers determine the best tool design, style of printing and material in order to ensure the quality of the tool meets customers’ expectations.
Bend3D tools are best suited for prototype applications and low run jobs (<1,000 hits) in materials similar to 14-gauge cold rolled or less. These tools provide quick lead-times, versus several weeks for a standard steel tool. Depending on the application, Bend3D tooling may require the use of a reusable holder from Wilson Tool.