A bender's life using the press brake
Welder, Concept Frames (Former Employee) – Newton, NC – October 11, 2013
After going through the CNC turret punching, the product was sent to the press brake where i would calibrate and bend the materials into what it needed to be after checking around the machine and for anything that can be harmful to the machine. I make sure the pins are accurate, i make sure the right weight is being used for the type of steel im bending, I make sure that the correct die is being used, and after making the bend i check to make sure if the 90 is correctly formed of if there's too much or little weight that was being used.
I learned how much attention is needed to make sure i dont mess up the die from different types of steels and jobs i was going through in a day. It is a job that requires standing and satety precaution. The hardest part of the job would probably be trying to endure the summers when there's no AC circulation and maybe the more advance products that the company makes. The enjoyable part is that i worked and didn't need to worry about other things besides making productions.