Sheet Metal Design and Press Brake Automation
Sheet metal part design incorporates the effective use of all available manufacturing equipment. It focuses on laser cutting, punching, bending, software, laser welding and conventional welding. Personnel involved in designing, programming, manufacturing or quoting parts using these technologies must understand their equipment capabilities and limitations. Currently this information is not taught at universities and can only be learned on the job. Designing parts without this knowledge prevents machines from being used to their full potential. The goal of this presentation and of formal Sheet Metal Design training is to fill this gap. This presentation will change the way those involved in the design process think about the part from start to finish. Machines and software are the tools to implement design changes. New designs must be innovated by beginning with the end in mind. The end goal is to reduce processes, mistakes, and ultimately costs.
Grant Hagedorn - TRUMPF Inc.