Monday, March 16, 2020

Press Brake Tooling - a brief history

By Jordan Edwards, marketing and communication officer WILA USA

When I first started at WILA two years ago, I knew little about the sheet metal industry and even less about press brakes. In fact, I didn't even know what a press brake was. I had never given much, if any, thought to how the myriad of steel products in our everyday lives are made, much less the processes required to transform them into 3-D objects. But of course, that's all changed. Now, I often find myself examining the most mundane of everyday items and imagining the tooling required and the bend sequence used to form them. 

However, as I continue to learn more about press brakes and especially press brake tooling, I am often reminded that there is a serious lack of accessible information. 

Read the complete article in FABshop magazine.
Press Brake Tooling - a brief history

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