# Press Brake Technology: A Guide to Precision Sheet Metal Bending (Google eBook)

Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Jan 1, 1997 - Technology & Engineering - 212 pages
A complete guide to press brake operation, from basic mathematics to complex forming operations. Press Brake Technology is the most comprehensive text on press brakes to date. It brings advanced knowledge of its subject to engineering department, shop floor, and classroom. This comprehensive new book presents information in a non-machine specific format and establishes a base line reference, using the application of basic mathematics, trigonometry, and geometry to select die widths, establish precise bend deductions, and other aspects of press brake operation. It focuses on the machines, the procedures, the mathematics, the tools, and the safe procedures necessary to run an efficient press brake operation. Readers learn how to apply this knowledge to shop floor activities. Press Brake Technology is geared for the master craftsman as well as the novice, and is an excellent resource for engineering and drafting courses. Be one of the first to own this important new book!

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### Contents

 THE MACHINE 1 TYPES OF BENDS 11 TOOLS OF THE TRADE 15 THE CONTROLLERS 25 TERMINOLOGY 33 SAFETY TIPS 35 OPERATIONAL SAFETY 36 GENERAL SAFETY TIPS 38
 SPECIAL PURPOSE TOOLING 129 COINING 131 ACUTE ANGLE BENDS 133 PUNCH RADII 134 HEMMING AND SEAMING 137 OFFSET TOOLING TWO STYLES 141 URETHANE TOOLING 151 TERMS 152

 GENERAL MATHEMATICS 41 TRIGONOMETRY RIGHT ANGLE 45 BEND FUNCTIONS 53 TERMINOLOGY 54 WORKING WITH SHARP BENDS 59 WORKING WITH ISTM 65 WORKING BEND DEDUCTIONS FOR BENDS OVER 90 66 FLAT PATTERN DEVELOPMENT 67 READING ENGINEERING DRAWINGS 71 NOTCHING 87 PROGRAM WRITING 91 THE TOOLING 95 FACTORS AFFECTING SPRINGBACK 96 THE PUNCHES 101 THE DIES 109 PROFOUND RADIUS BENDS 119
 WORKING PARAMETERS 154 MACHINE OPERATIONS 161 TOOLING INSTALLATION 163 CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR COMMON PROBLEMS 171 FORM GUSSETS 176 CARRYING A BEND OR CREATIVE DIE SPACING 177 FORMING WRAPS 178 SQUARING THE STOPS 179 GAGING 181 PIN GAGING 185 DEEP BOX FORMING 189 RELATED EQUIPMENT 193 THE LEAF BRAKE 205 Index 209 Copyright

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