During FABTECH 2018, people were shocked that it’s feasible to bend metal parts with plastic, 3D printed press brake tooling. But that’s not the only application…
When operating a press brake, you have two primary and vital objectives. First, you must eliminate the need for operators to place any parts of their bodies within (or even near) the point of operation when loading, forming or unloading. Second, choose a guard, device or operating method that prevents entry or stops die closing if the operators inadvertently enter the point of operation.
Ryan Carne, president of Detronic Industries, has been with the same company for 24 years. He’s had Cincinnati press brakes that entire time. Why the focus on Cincinnati? In their president’s words, “They place an uncommon emphasis on educating and taking care of their customers.”
Investing in new technology keeps Accurate at the head of the pack. After shifting to SOLIDWORKS a few years ago, they purchased a laser cutting machine to boost productivity and accuracy over their hi-def plasma. The laser led to more precision jobs, and Accurate quickly found itself in need of a more precise press brake that could keep pace.