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Qualified setup personnel are becoming increasingly difficult to find, as we are
simply not seeing a great number of graduating students who want to be press
brake operators. Losing an experienced staff member can be devastating. In
many companies, setup people are the “database” of forming jobs. They know
that when you run a particular part, you need to do this special operation or that
specific sequence for the job to bend correctly. If that person leaves the company, so does that database of information on how to form the parts.
Simulation software moves that database—the current state of bending operations—out of someone’s head and into the virtual realm. Companies build up
a digital database of bending operations; if an operator does leave the company
or retires, a wealth of knowledge can be retained.
In this sense, software helps document tribal knowledge. This doesn’t necessarily lessen the blow when a talented setup person leaves the company, but
it does change the setup person’s role. That person is no longer solely the “
database” of current press brake setups, but also a valuable source of ideas for
improvement. Operators can still rely on the setup person to verify that bending jobs conform to documented procedures. But the setup person’s real value
emerges when he or she can scrutinize the current state of bending and make it
better, be it through more efficient use of tooling, a simpler bend sequence, or
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The reality is that it can be very tough to train operators on how to bend components. Simulation from offline press brake software can provide step-by-step
instructions on how to form a part, which eases the learning curve for new operators.
The designer can specify a specific radius (shown in blue) and assign punches and
dies from the fabricator’s tooling library.
Software helps document tribal knowledge.
This doesn’t necessarily lessen the blow
when a talented setup person leaves
the company, but it does change the setup
person’s role. That person is no longer
solely the “database” of current press brake setups, but also a valuable source of ideas