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Opti-bend helps fabricators eliminate costly secondary bends

Opti-Bend tooling gives sheet metal fabricators the ability to create bends up to 90 degrees on the punch press.

April 14, 2016

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINN. – Wilson Tool International (www.wilsontool.com), the largest independent manufacturer of tooling systems for punch presses, press brakes, and punch and die components for the stamping industry, offers Opti-Bend tooling for punch press operations.

Opti-Bend tooling gives sheet metal fabricators the ability to create bends up to 90 degrees on the punch press, which helps eliminate the need for secondary operations at the press brake, saving time and costs. The Opti-Bend tooling includes a rotating cam in the die that rotates and bends the material during the punching stroke, which simulates the cycling of a press brake with little or no sheet marking on soft or high-polished materials.

Opti-Bend tooling is available for use in the following types of punch press machines.

Thick Turret (more info)

  • Available in single hit and progressive styles
  • Available in B,C,D,E stations
  • Works in hydraulic machines with hover functionality
  • Maximum bend: 90 degrees with the capability of 3 degrees over bend

Trumpf-style (more info)

  • Allows for bending flanges with forms in them
  • Available in single hit and progressive styles
  • Works in Group I machines only (requires hover functionality)
  • Maximum bend: 90 degrees with the capability of 3 degrees over bend

Watch Wilson Tool’s Opti-Bend tooling video and animation, and see the tooling in action on a punch press.

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