Die Bending Presses - sheet metal working with high precision
A die bending press is often also referred to as a folding press or press brake and is a machine with the help of which large and bent sheets can be manufactured with high precision. A possible alternative to the die bending press is the swivel bending machine, which works on a similar principle, but is primarily used for smaller batch sizes.
How does the die bending press work?
The die bending press works according to a very simple principle: The die bending press consists of a press beam, which is lowered from the top to the bottom onto a die. A punch is attached to the head of the press beam, which is pressed onto the sheet metal located between the die and the press beam. This raises the sheet to be bent upwards and creates a bending angle. It is possible to make several bends in one workpiece, but for this purpose the sheet must be removed from the machine and repositioned. The die bending press remains unchanged during the repositioning process, which minimizes the time required even for the production of complex bending profiles.
What are the advantages of die bending presses?
Admittedly, die bending also has disadvantages, such as the fact that many work orders require a tool change, which costs time and thus reduces efficiency. However, the fact that die bending can be used in a variety of ways is all the more positive. This process is used, for example, to process sheet metal parts that can later be used, for example, in truck bodies, as trim parts or components for large machines. The latest generation of die bending can also be equipped with CNC control. This makes it possible to realize even more precise control options and save valuable working time at the same time. Modern die bending presses are also designed to the highest standards in terms of safety: Light barriers and safety lasers help prevent accidents and reduce the risk of injury.