David Bishop

Contributing Writer
Wila USA
9135 Guilford Road
Columbia, MD 21046


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Bending | Articles

Bending the new breeds of high-strength steel

March 13, 2007 | By David Bishop

Several new breeds of high strength steels have arrived that bring with them a host of new opportunities. However, these new breeds also bring with them special challenges not common to bending mild steel, and with them, the need for new tools and new rules for proper bending.

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Bending | Articles

Taking a long-term view of press brake productivity

June 14, 2005 | By David Bishop

Reducing nonvalue-added time—back guauge origin, nonprecison clamping surfaces, die shimming, scrap, and inefficient tooling storage—over time can save thousands.

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Pumping up productivity on older press brakes

June 8, 2004 | By David Bishop

You may be able to improve press brake productivity and eliminate bottlenecks with more advanced tooling, anti-deflection [crowning] systems, and clamping systems. Such advancements have made it possible to form a larger range of materials and part configurations with fewer tools than before.

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