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Press brake

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A press brake is a machine used for bending sheet metal and metal plate, most commonly sheet metal.[1] It forms predetermined bends by clamping the workpiece between a matching top tool and bottom die.[2]

Bending process
A high-tonnage hydraulic press brake
A high-tonnage hydraulic press brake
A press brake bending a sheet of steel

Typically, two C-frames form the sides of the press brake, connected to a table at the bottom and on a movable beam at the top. The bottom tool is mounted on the table, with the top tool mounted on the upper beam.