3 Steps to Refreshing a Metal Fabrication Shop’s Press Brake Department

Actions manufacturing company owners can take when the experienced retire


During his early days working in a fabricator’s forming department, Larry Boden arrived home one evening and showed his wife a set of calipers. To her surprise and amusement, he proceeded to measure the width of her hair, then went on to describe how small changes in sheet metal thickness, even the chemical makeup, could affect how it bends on a press brake. The precision of it all fascinated him.

Three steps to refresh a metal fabricationshop's press brake department:
1. Review Air Forming Fundamentals
2. Police the Process
3. Visualize the Process

This article originally appeared on thefabricator.com

October 2, 2023