Accuracy In Bending
Bending is one of the most critical processes in fabrication. Force is applied to a sheet of metal to bend, angle, and shape it. You can easily bend metal with metal folding machines. They use tension and compression to apply the force needed to bend the material you want.
You can quickly set up a folding machine. Unlike traditional bending methods and press brake bending, you don’t need another person to help you out when setting up and operating a folding machine.
The worktable supports the sheet while the machine feeds in and folds the material according to your settings.
Greater Part Accuracy
The machine clamps onto the sheet metal to ensure a perfect fold. CNC operated folding machines can detect any inaccuracy in the measurements of the sheet being fed into the machine. The CNC program will adjust the setting to compensate or correct the inaccuracy.
Most fabrication shops use press brake bending if they don’t have a CNC metal folding machine.
The biggest drawback with a press brake bending machine is that you need to use a bending die. This die can leave some scratches on the outer part of the sheets. You’ll also need to handle the sheet with care or get someone to help you keep the sheet in place and prevent the machine from making scratches.
As mentioned before, performing traditional metal bending methods or using a press brake requires you to have two people to ensure high-quality folds. With a folding machine, you only need one. This operator only needs to program the machine, feed the metal, and check the folds for accuracy.
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