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1041 Trulls Rd.
Courtice, ON, L1E 2S9
Tel: (905) 434-2556
Fax: (905) 434-1427


Best Tooling Technology that Accompanies Custom Metal Fabrication

November 23, 2020

Custom metal fabrication involves any activities pertaining to cutting, bending, and forming a metal component. Usually, bending a complex metal part needs an accurate press brake, right tools, and an experienced operator. As parts become even more complicated, it makes it also more challenging for fabricators to convert from 2D to 3D components. This prompted equipment and tooling manufacturers to rely on Industry 4.0, an automation that utilizes modern smart technology. This turns the bending process and tooling selection a lot easier, and design and delivery much faster.

The advanced technology helps increase machine tool precision with tightened tolerances.

More remarkably, intuitive software packages are created to decrease dependence on operator expertise as finding successors for retiring experts is hard.


Moreover, standard tooling can now be used for a wide variety of materials and bends. There are still some projects for which an engineer should know when special tools are required for the job. To avoid collision during bending, the application may need a couple of considerations. These include special working height, cutout area, or tip radius. So, in order to keep pace with the trend of Industry 4.0, manufacturers are creating exceptional software tools that support the engineering processes of fabricators during custom metal fabrication. 


These sophisticated technologies help in choosing the best tools and design needed to fit the special requirements needed to finish the job. The engineers can utilize such tooling to enter the specifics of the press brakes needed for the fabrication projects. Relevant information about material type and thickness must also be determined along with the critical bends of the parts to be made. If more detailed information is provided, the better tooling advice will be given. This shift from conventional brake setup to ATC (automatic tool change) is highly suggested to make bending more convenient and faster. For this technology to work successfully, ATCs must be done in a manner that it can easily identify and locate specifications of each tool used during custom metal fabrication. 


If you’re looking for a metal fabricator that is forward-thinking and utilizes the latest technologies, Baseline Custom Fabrication Ltd. is a leader in the industry. Providing a high level of customer service to our customers, we aim to satisfy your business’s metal fabrication needs. Contact us today to find out about our custom solutions!


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