The Advantages of Folding Sheet Metal Work with CNC Press Brakes
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CNC press brakes are a versatile and powerful tool for folding sheet metal. They can be used to create a wide variety of shapes and sizes, with real world high precision and repeatability.
There are many advantages to using CNC press brakes for folding sheet metal work. Here are the most important points:
Accuracy: CNC press brakes are very accurate, which is essential for creating parts with tight tolerances. The accuracy of a CNC press brake is typically measured in fractions of a mm.
Repeatability: CNC press brakes are also very repeatable, which means that they can produce identical parts over and over again. This is important for mass production or for parts that need to be interchangeable. It is also important when parts from different batches are needed to fit together.
Speed: CNC press brakes can be very fast, which can save time and money in production. The speed of a CNC press brake depends on the size and thickness of the material being bent, as well as the complexity of the bend. The speed of the machine is one factor along with the ease of programming and tool setting. This is particularly important when it comes to small batches of work where the set up time can outweigh the production time.
Precision tooling: CNC press brakes use precision tooling, which ensures that the bends are accurate and consistent. The tooling can be customized to create specific bends, which gives CNC press brakes a lot of flexibility.
Ease of use: CNC press brakes are relatively easy to use, even for operators with limited experience. The controls are simple and intuitive, and the machine can be programmed to perform a variety of tasks. Even with simple tooling some very complex parts can be produced.
In addition to these advantages, CNC press brakes also offer a number of other benefits, such as:
Reduced material waste: CNC press brakes can reduce material waste by accurately bending the sheet metal to the desired shape. This can save money and resources. With the ease of CNC programming they can be used to quickly test out a new design and feedback blank size changes to the laser and CNC punch machines to reduce scrap in production.
Improved quality: CNC press brakes can improve the quality of sheet metal parts by reducing the number of defects. This is due to the accuracy and repeatability of the machine. The bending process is also clean and relative scratch free in operation.
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Overall, the advantages of folding sheet metal with CNC press brakes offer a number of gains over traditional methods of folding sheet metal. They are more accurate, repeatable, and faster, and they can reduce material waste and improve quality. CNC press brakes are a valuable tool to help us to produce your high-quality sheet metal parts.
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Or check out our Trumpf 7036 CNC press brakes or our 3M Safan e-Brake CNC press brake.
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