Bend3D® Stiffening Rib Application

Stiffening Rib

Stiffening Ribs are a common application in the press brake that can be completed using additively manufactured tooling. Bend3D’s additively manufactured stiffening rib tools can be designed in an infinite number of profiles to meet the needs of applications and provide a mark free solution.

Additively Manufactured Tooling

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.