Press brakes are advanced pieces of fabrication technology used to bend materials, most commonly metal. Successfully bending means starting with the right machine and a thorough understanding of how to operate it.
Our guide to press brakes puts all the information you’re after in one place, helping you make the decision that’s right for you.
We get a lot of questions about press brakes. If you’re wondering about a certain model or application, you need answers. And we’re here to give them to you.Get the Answers to All Your Press Brake Questions
Calculating bending force can be straightforward or difficult, depending on the information available on a workpiece’s drawing and your experience with similar production runs. To save you the time it takes to determine tonnage, we’ve created a calculator.Calculate the Exact Tonnage You Need
Investing in a used press brake is often a financially-savvy choice. But you should make sure that the press brake is in proper working condition. Otherwise, the maintenance fees you’ll pay will offset your savings.Read the Questions You Need To Ask
The debate between electric and hydraulic press brakes never ends. Truth is, there isn’t a perfect answer. The choice depends on factors such as your shop’s needs and goals. We’ve put together some tips and broken down the standard qualities of electric and hydraulic press brakes.See Which Style of Press Brake Your Shop Needs