26.11.2018

Staged bending boosts press brake productivity

To gain efficiencies for complex jobs, fabricators turn to staged bending. Multiple tool sets are arranged next to each other across the press brake bed, allowing an operator to run a complex part, or a series of different parts, all in one setup.

21.11.2018

Ready for a New CNC Machine? Key Factors to Consider

When you need a new CNC machine, either to replace an existing one that has reached the end of its life cycle or to expand production, you have to consider all the factors that impact productivity, output quality and economic viability. Ideally your new machine will be able to carry out tasks that you currently handle and add a few new functions.

14.11.2018

Automating bending operations improves press brake performance

Today’s fabricators look to automation to deal with complex parts, shorter batches, and reduced lead times. One way to improve production performance is to decrease bottlenecks in the production cycle. Because bottlenecks often occur at the press brake stage, adding automation to a press brake can alleviate this stress and increase productivity.

07.11.2018

4 steps to better press brake management

With the large increase in productivity fabricators have experienced with the advent of faster laser cutting systems, press brake operations have increasingly been considered a key bottleneck on production floors. Many shops are investing in newer press brakes that allow for faster setup times. If that isn’t yet an option for your shop, however, it’s still important to ensure your press brake is running at peak efficiency. Here are four ways in which you can make certain you are getting the most out of your existing system.

22.10.2018

6 myths to dispel about automatic vertical tray warehouses

Choosing to invest in an automatic warehouse is generally motivated by the desire to improve your warehouse’s organisation and management, increase its performance and how it serves you, by minimising errors and optimising costs.

01.10.2018

Additive manufacturing’s potential in sheet metal fabrication

Metal fabrication is a broad business, and additive manufacturing has serious potential for a surprising number of applications, from scale models of large fabrications to a variety of tools and fixtures.

20.08.2018

Engineering or Machining — Why Not Both?

Our website recently published an article looking into issues which may arise between engineers and machinists in manufacturing companies, and possible solutions. The author came to a conclusion that one of the most important factors is a knowledge gap between engineers and machinists, which does not allow them to understand each other fully. In today's part of the article we will look into what can be done to eliminate this gap.

13.08.2018

Why Every Engineer Should Learn Machining

Engineers and machinists might come from the same company, but they are often on the different sides of the barricades when it comes to cooperation. Understanding and working together is crucial for achieving a common goals, so this article looks into ways to improve the situation.

30.07.2018

How to choose a press brake: 7 factors you should consider

CNC press brake and other CNC equipment are different in aspect to processing field and technology, so as the manufacturers, you have to take full consideration (including the application, deflection, bending radius of parts, etc) before you made the decision to buy it. As the decision maker, you gonna have the responsibility to understand the performance, processing range, function, precision of press brake.

13.07.2018

The Critical Path to Manufacturing Efficiency

The connected technologies that underpin Industry 4.0 promise to transform manufacturing with real-time insight into any aspects of operation that risk degrading finely-tuned processes.