July 15, 2008 | By Rick Wester
Folding advancements allow a single beam to fold in both positive, negative directions.
November 9, 2004 | By Rick Wester
Folding machines aren't the fastest machines for bending sheet metal, but for low- to medium-volume production, they can provide an efficient bending process. Because the equipment operator does not support the weight of the material during the bending cycle, folding machines are well suited to large, bulky parts. Also, part quality is not dependent on an operator's skill.