Bending Basics 2014

The hows and whys of springback and springforward
July 2014

Why exactly does springback occur, and how can a technician predict it? Press brake guru Steve Benson covers the basic factors.

Strategies for forming offsets
May 2014

If you pick the right offset tool for the job, you’ll find you will be able to produce many different offset geometries quickly and safely.

Streamlining press brake setups
March 2014

Press brake setup is a critical part of doing any bending job correctly. By focusing on a few key areas—selection of tools and forming processes, easy-to-understand setup sheets, and ISO documentation—the press brake operator is in a much better position to succeed.

Why profound radius bending is a different animal
January 2014

Large or profound-radius bends are those in which the inside bend radius exceeds eight times the material thickness, but is still too small to move to the plate roll. At this point, a press brake operator has to change his mindset before proceeding. This is not a typical bending job.