Tag: air forming and bending

  • Getting back to air forming and bending basics on the press brake

    Bottoming and Air FormingFrom the advent of the powered press brake in the 1920s to the present day, operators have formed parts with bottom bending, or bottoming. Even though bottoming has been losing favor over the last 20 to 30 years, the bending method still permeates our thinking when we bend sheet metal. Precision-ground tooling…