How are they different from standard press brakes?
The main difference between standard and precision press brake tooling is the manufacturing process and the level of accuracy. Standard press brake tooling is manufactured on a planer or planer mill by shaping the tooling with a cutter. In contrast, precision press brake tooling is made piece by piece without contact and is then ground to precision, providing for a linear accuracy approximately 10 times better than cold planed tooling alone, often down to ±0.0005” in profile accuracy and in height. The tools are also pre-segmented and available in a variety of widths to accommodate a combination of any size when box forming. Precision press brake tooling provides many advantages, including longer tooling life, better repeatability, and higher accuracy, which far outweigh the precision tooling costs.