Forming Laser-Cut Piece Parts on a Press Brake

Unconventional tooling lets fabricators eliminate forming on a punching machine


Firmly clamped and precisely positioned, a sheet of metal sits atop a punching machine’s table. Within the footprint of that sheet reside many different piece parts containing holes, formed features, and numbering marks, which are tabbed to a moderately robust skeleton. There’s fair material waste, mild marking, burrs, nibble marks, and possibly some distortion. The form features, however, are crisp, accurate, and properly located.

Read the full article in The Fabricator.

May 10, 2022