Press Brake Tooling


#1

Do any of you know if there are materials strong enough for press brake tooling? I know there are white papers for jigs/fixtures but what are your thoughts on this?


#2

That would be highly dependent upon the form of the die and material being pressed. You would need to do some calculation to dermine the compressive force applied at the interface between the dies and material. I would suggest that even if one of the cured resins meets the compressive strength, the surface hardness isn’t likely high enough to hold up over time to the interface friction between the material being pressed and the die faces, so dies produced in this manner would only be prototypes, not production tooling.


#3

Thank you, that’s helpful.