Steven D. Benson
This comprehensive 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.
About the Author:
Steven D. Benson has been in the precision sheet metal trade for more than 20 years. Currently, he oversees the press brake operation for Neilsen Metal Industries of Salem, Oregon. He also teaches basic, intermediate, and advanced courses on press brakes for the Oregon Advanced Technology Consortium. He has produced three levels of textbooks to accompany the courses. Mr. Benson also developed a software package “Advanced Sheet Metal Applications,” which was designed to allow easy access and manipulation of all formulas in all three texts.
Ben L. Rapien
Fundamentals of Press Brake Tooling provides insights into properly designing parts that can be formed using a press brake, and it will give the reader a basic understanding of what must be considered in selecting proper tooling, determining minimum machine requirements, using blank size calculations, and arriving at an acceptable bend sequence. Also included is a great deal of diverse information that will save time and money, and allow parts to be produced to a quality acceptable to the final user.
About the Author:
Ben Rapien uses his 45 years of experience with press brake tooling applications to provide a basic understanding of what to consider when selecting proper tooling, determining minimum machine requirements, using blank size calculations, and arriving at an acceptable bend sequence.